UF offers Master of Arts in Social Media

New degree is extension of school's famed journalism program

Author: Steve Owen, Assistant News Director, sowen@local10.com
Published On: Jun 19 2013 02:01:53 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 19 2013 10:23:38 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -

Are you famous on Facebook? Terrific in Twitter? Ingenious on Instagram? Loved on LinkedIn?

Yes, we can continue. But, we won't.

The University of Florida (UF) is now offering a Master of Arts degree in Social Media.

UF is advertising the new Master's option on its website and says the degree is the first of its kind.

The listing explains, "Social media tools are redefining the ways we communicate, do business, receive news, find information, go shopping, and access entertainment. Learn to leverage the power of these evolving mediums with this first of its kind degree focused on the future of connectivity."

The entire program is online and takes 18-months to complete.