Making sure graduate degrees never become obsolete

By Meris Stansbury
July 13th, 2015

“Master Access” offered to University of Florida graduates to provide affordable lifetime learning options.

graduate-access-floridaThe University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced a program that provides graduates of its professional Master’s programs with affordable lifetime access to graduate-level courses.

The program, called “Master Access,” affords online master’s degree graduates the chance to access coursework in their specialization or that of two other programs for an annual fee that is less than the cost of a single graduate credit.

“It’s simple,” said Dr. Michael Weigold, the College’s director of distance education, “Communication competencies rust. We ensure a UF degree is never obsolete by allowing access to the latest courses and content in graduate education for the professional lifetimes of our graduates. I don’t know of any other program that makes that kind of commitment to its alumni.”

Ranked as one of the top mass communication programs in the nation, the College aims to continually enhance its educational offerings. Its latest innovation, Master Access, is a graduate benefit that gives its online master’s degree recipients a lifelong advantage for career success.

“When you’re working in social media, digital communication or international advertising and public relations, the industry landscape shifts constantly – new innovations, new technologies, new concepts,” Weigold said. “To stay relevant, professionals must continually refresh their education. At UF, we are committed to ensuring that our graduates can do that through lifetime engagement with our programs.”

(Next page: How the program works)

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