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

4/14/14

  • A manuscript Eric Rasmussen, Ph.D., co-authored was accepted for publication: Coyne, S. M., Linder, J. R., Rasmussen, E. E., Nelson, D. A., & Collier, K. M. (in press). It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a gender stereotype!: Longitudinal association between superhero viewing and gender stereotyped play. Sex Roles.
  • Psychology Today blogger, Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., interviewed and quoted Eric Rasmussen, Ph.D., in a recent article "Fulfillment at Any Age." Whitbourne referenced Rasmussen's and colleague David Ewoldsen's article "Dr. Phil and Psychology Today as self-help treatments of mental illness: A content analysis of popular psychology programming. Journal of Health Communication."
  • Jennifer Green was awarded First Place in the Multi-disciplinary Category for her media multitasking research poster she presented in March at the Graduate Student Research Poster Competition. Congratulations!

4/2/14

  • Congratulations to Alan Abitbol and Mary E. Brooks! They were both awarded a 2014 Helen DeVitt Jones Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award!  

    The Graduate School will provide each awardee with a certificate and a $500.00 Honorarium.
  • Dr. Robert Peaslee, Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Electronic Media, along with Dr. John Barkdull (Political Science), Dr. Kanika Batra (English), and Dr. Rich Rice (English) have been awarded a grant as part of the Transdisciplinary Research Academy to study the impact of international and intercultural programming among Texas Tech University students.

    They will be investigating outcomes of on-campus programming related to intercultural and global issues as well as issues around study abroad.

3/31/14

  • Congratulations to the Media and Children Research Team for being admitted to the Texas Tech Transdisciplinary Research Academy.
    The members of the team are: Their goal is to investigate the effects of entertainment-education on young children and explore the mechanisms underlying these effects. We plan to publish a series of studies together based on this research.

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