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The M.A. in Social and Emerging Media requires the following documentation for admission:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcript confirming an overall GPA of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 in an accredited bachelor’s degree program (2.75 may be considered for conditional enrollment)* (Official transcript must be sent directly from the institution)
  • Two professional reference forms (PDF) completed by individuals who can attest to the applicant’s background and potential (waived for UT grads)
  • Personal statement describing professional goals; how the degree aligns with educational and career objectives; and how the student can contribute to the program

*Official transcript must be sent directly from the institution.

Documents can be emailed to, faxed to (813) 258-7451, or mailed to:
The University of Tampa
Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies
401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Box F
Tampa, FL 33606-1490 


Applications are evaluated for fall and spring terms on a rolling basis. Qualified students are admitted until spaces are full for the relevant term. Admission is competitive, and students are encouraged to apply early. Students are notified of their status once all documents have been received.

Guaranteed Admission for UT Graduates

Students who have earned a 2.75 or higher accompanied by their bachelor's degree from The University of Tampa qualify for our guaranteed admissions track, which also waives some application components. Email if you are interested or have questions about guaranteed admission.