Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for assistantship and financial aid?
You must apply for these by March 1st to be considered for funding. These applications can be found here at www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/graduate/graduate_application.htm
When are Master’s Comprehensive exams?
The comprehensive exams are offered once a semester. These are usually administered in February, June, and September. Dates are to be announced by the Dean of Graduate Studies every semester.
- Tools & Master’s comps will be held on the same day.
- Summer: June 14, 1-5 p.m.
- Fall: Sept. 20, 1-5 p.m.
- Quals-To be decided by Committee Chair
- Graduation Summer: August 7
- Deadlines for degree plans
What is the deadline for applying?
March 1st for funding.
If you are not considering funding, there is a minimum of 30 days before the start of the semester applying to.
What options do I have for a Master’s Degree?
There are three options in The College of Media & Communication: Professional, sports media, and thesis track. Each track must take the comprehensive exams and several required classes. The professional and sports media track do not write a thesis, but take extra classes and an internship instead. The thesis track write a thesis.
More information on the M.A. Tracks
Why Texas Tech University for my master’s?
Media & Communication’ program has taught me theoretical and practical knowledge that I know I will be able to use in the real world. This program makes its students think hard, and it challenges them to try methods that are not the norm. I am so lucky to be working with Dr. Cummins and Dr. Meeds on my thesis! I am getting to use eye-tracking equipment where most programs make their students do a survey. There is nothing wrong with a survey, but I wanted to do something different and challenging. Texas Tech has allowed me to find out who I am, and has helped me mature into a scholar. I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to challenge themselves!
Jillian M. Lellis
Master's student Class of August 2010