Application Checklist

Steps to apply to the M.A. or Ph.D. Program


Checklist for application for admission

  • Complete the Texas Tech University Graduate School application available online at Submit that application to the graduate school
  • Take the Graduate Record Exam and have your scores submitted to the Graduate School. Information on the GRE is available at
  • Have transcripts sent to the Graduate School.
    [Texas Tech students do not need to do this]
  • Write a personal statement
  • Request letters of recommendation
  • Submit the College of Media & Communication application, the personal statement and the letters of recommendation to the College of Media & Communication.

Checklist for application for scholarship and/or assistantship

  • Apply for work-study if you want to be considered for an assistantship. Application forms are available from the College of Media & Communication.
  • Complete the Free Application for Student Aid. See