Texas Tech University

M.A. Application & Program Requirements

Application Process

The TTU Grad school is going through a transition in the application process, and it is a little disjointed this year.

Here are the step you need to follow to apply. 

  1. Fill out the graduate school application at Apply Texas (https://www.applytexas.org). Pay the application fee and hit submit when done.
  2. Then email as attachments the following things to graduate.admissions@ttu.edu (cc me on the email at coy.callison@ttu.edu).
    • Resume & Cover letter
    • Career goals
    • Personal Statement (why you want to go to graduate school and why at TTU)
    • Letters of Recommendation from three professors
    • Samples of academic / professional work in communication (if you have any)
    • Proof of GRE Scores
  3. Mail GRE scores, TOEFL scores (if required) and official transcripts from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

    Postal Mailing Address
    Texas Tech University
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Box 41030
    Lubbock, TX 79409-1030


    Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
    Texas Tech University
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
    Administration 328
    Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

About the deadline: The official deadline for us to receive your application is March 1 for the first round of considerations. However, we look at applications as we receive them. As such we encourage applicants to submit all materials as soon as they are able.

Also, in rare circumstances we will accept someone after the deadline has passed. If you have missed the deadline and would like to apply, contact Dr. Callison (coy.callison@ttu.edu). He will advise you from there.

Students who are currently enrolled in a M.A. program in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech must apply in order to transfer to the Ph.D. program. The admission standards for the Ph.D. program are more stringent than for the M.A., and not all M.A. students will be admitted to the Ph.D. program. All other students must apply for admission to the Ph.D. program as a new student.

Curriculum Requirements & Core Courses for M.A. in Mass Communication

The thesis program is 30 hours and requires 24 hours of coursework and a minimum of 6 hours of thesis credit. The 24 hours of coursework must include the 9-hour core of MCOM 5364 (Research Methods), MCOM 5366 (Theories) and MCOM 5374 (Data Analysis).

The non-thesis program requires 30 hours of coursework, which must include the 9-hour core of MCOM 5364 (Research Methods), MCOM 5366 (Theories) and MCOM 6050 (Final Project).

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