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


Key Dates:

  • P.D. tools exam as determined by grad director. Usually last week of May and middle of August.
  • 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.
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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