M.A. in Mass Communications
Students seeking the Master of Arts in Mass Communications at Texas Tech University
must follow the guidelines in the Catalog of the Graduate School.
Specific guidelines of the College of Media & Communication are described below. Use these guidelines to assist in our application, to determine requirements and to monitor your progress through the program.
The Purpose of an M.A.
A Master of Arts prepares a student either for further academic study in media and
communication or provides additional professional experience and skills for those
who wish to advance their careers in mass communications.
Typically, the thesis option is selected by those who are preparing for advanced academic study and the non-thesis option is chosen by those seeking professional development. However, both options will prepare you for both further study and for professional advancement.
The M.A. in Mass Communications at Texas Tech
Students enrolled in the M.A. in Mass Communications at Texas Tech may focus their studies in Advertising, Electronic Media, Journalism or Public Relations. However, the program is designed to provide students with broad coverage of all areas of Media & Communication.
The Graduate School requires that each student submit a degree plan outlining his
or her course of study by the middle of the second semester of study.
Each graduate student’s degree plan must be approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and the Graduate School. All graduate students are encouraged to consult the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies as early as possible in their program of study for assistance preparing their degree plan.
Degree plans may be changed up to the beginning of the semester of graduation. However, all degree plan changes must be approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and by the Graduate School by the first week of the semester of graduation.
At our website, www.depts.ttu.edu/comc, you will find more information and applications, plus links to Texas Tech’s Graduate School Web site. For the Graduate Catalog and Course Schedule, go to www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications. Please print the applications and start preparing them. After you look at the Web site, please contact the Graduate Advisor if you have questions.
Coy Callison, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies