Graduate Program

The College of Media & Communication Graduate Program at Texas Tech University offers master and doctoral level programs. Both are grounded in theory and expose students to a variety of different methodologies and areas
of discipline.

The Graduate Faculty has made impressive contributions in media and communication research and has a true desire to train future scholars and educators. The College of Media & Communication also has the facilities and resources needed to assist graduate students throughout their collegiate career.

In The News


  • Weiwu Zhang, Ph.D., has been selected by the Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group as the new editor for Communication Booknotes Quarterly to begin in 2015.


  • Congratulations to Sungwon Chung, Ph.D.! His dissertation, "Motivated cognition in video games: the influence of emotional video game content on cognitive processing of billboard advertisements embedded in first-person shooter games," was awarded 2nd place in the Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Awards in the Social Sciences competition by the Graduate School at Texas Tech University.


  • Congratulations to Adeniyi Bello for being selected by the Public Relations Division (PRD) of the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) as one of three winners of the 2014 Inez Kaiser Graduate Students of Color Award.


  • Doctoral candidate Sha Li successfully defended her dissertation, "The impact of the use of Facebook interactive features on individual social capital," on Wednesday, June 25. Congratulations Dr. Sha Li!


  • On May 19, 2014 HIHIC director Kent Wilkinson presented a talk about representation of social groups in U.S. media to students and faculty at the Universidade Dinamica das Cataratas in Iguazu, Brazil. Find out more.


  • The following students are recipients of the College of Media and Communication Graduate Scholarships for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.
    • Alan Abitbol
    • Lindsey Blumell
    • Roxanne Bustamante
    • Harrison Gong
    • Allison Matherly
    • Nathian Rodriguez
    • Cameron Skoczlas
    • Bailey Thompson
    • Matthew VanDyke