Here are some answers to common questions asked by undergraduate/graduate students and professionals. If you are an undergraduate student, jump to the section regarding your situation (link below). If you can’t find your question here, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Students & Graduate Level Professionals
- What programs do you offer to graduate students?
We offer a graduate certificate in Multicultural Marketing Communication and a graduate track in the Masters in Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC).
- What funding options are available for graduate students?
The Graduate School provides various funding opportunities for eligible graduate students at FSU. Please refer to the Graduate Studies Funding & Awards page and to the Graduate Studies Fellowships & Grants page.
- Do I have to be Hispanic or speak Spanish to take the graduate track for the Masters’ in Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC)?
You don’t have to be Hispanic or be a Spanish speaker to take the HMC track in the Masters in IMC graduate program. For a sample map of courses, please visit the School of Communication Masters in IMC page.
- When should I apply for the graduate certificate in MMC?
For currently enrolled graduate students, applying ahead of time is always recommended, even if you have not completed all the required coursework for the graduate certificate. This will allow us to add you to our student database and inform you of opportunities being offered by the center. If you are not currently enrolled as a graduate student at FSU, the normal university application deadlines will apply. For more information on how to apply, contact email@example.com
- I am a professional who is not a student at Florida State University; can I still take the certificate in Multicultural Marketing Communication?
Yes, professionals with a B.A. or B.S. from any University may earn a certificate or take any of the multicultural courses in the MMC program by applying to the University as a non-degree seeking student. https://admissions.fsu.edu/NonDegreeApp/ For more information about the application process or fees contact : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate Students & Undergraduate Level Professionals
- Do I have to speak Spanish or be Hispanic to take the courses?
You don’t have to be Hispanic or speak Spanish to take the Hispanic Marketing Communication (HMC) course by itself. Many successful professionals in the field aren’t Hispanic. However, in order to take the minor in HMC, students are required to be a proficient Spanish speaker or actively pursuing proficiency in Spanish.
- I’m a minor student. I understand I don’t need to speak Spanish to take the courses, but I do need to demonstrate proficiency or actively pursuing proficiency to take the minor. How do I do that?
Proficiency in the Spanish language will be determined by either: (1) a satisfactory grade on the CLEP or campus based language proficiency exam (2) the completion of Spanish through the 2000 level or higher with a C+ in all Spanish accredited courses or (3) satisfied by memo.
- Do I have to be a Communications student to take the minors or the certificates?
You do not have to be enrolled in a Communication undergraduate program. All major areas of study are welcome to apply.
- I’m a Communications major. Can the ADV3140 course in HMC count towards both my major and my minor in HMC?
Unfortunately, FSU doesn’t allow double-counting between two minors or a major and a minor; it’s only allowed for double-majors.
- When can I be accepted into the minor?
In order to be accepted to the minor, you must be at the junior or senior level of status according to the Registrar of Florida State University.
- I’m a professional who is not a FSU student. Can I still take your courses?
Indeed, you are welcome to take our courses.
- When can I start applying?
If you are a regular FSU Student, according to the FSU Registrar, you must be at the junior or senior level to be accepted to the minor in HMC. Once you qualify, applying ahead of time is recommended, even if you have not completed all the required coursework for the minor. This will allow us to add you to our student database and inform you of opportunities being offered by the center, such as scholarships.