Texas Tech University

M.A. Program Tracks

All tracks in the Master of Arts in Mass Communication Program require 30 hours.

  • The sports media track assists students in obtaining jobs in the fast-growing sports entertainment industry.
  • The thesis track prepares students for in-depth studies in theory and research as well provides the foundation for the pursuit of a Ph.D. degree.
  • The general professional track allows students to develop additional professional skills across a variety of media fields.
  • All non-thesis students will complete a “final comprehensive evaluation” in the form of a capstone final project (MCOM 6050 - Final Project).

Sports Media Track

Sports media required classes are:

*Students may take up to six hours of graduate coursework outside of the college in place of up to six hours of College Elective Courses.

**Sports Track students must complete their MCOM 5370 Internship by working in an approved sport communication setting. This credit requires a minimum of 160 internship hours as well as weekly reports and a formal final evaluation. Internship can be combined with MCOM 6050 for a total of six hours of credit if internship has minimum of 300 hours and MCOM 6050 program and internship overlap.

Concerning Final Project

All Sports Track graduate students will complete a “final comprehensive evaluation” in the form of a capstone final project that focuses on sports media. The course, which will be taken in the student’s final semester:

  • will use the current COMC 6050 designation.
  • will be listed under a graduate faculty member.
  • will require students to complete a research project focusing on sport media.
  • will require students to orally present assignment to graduate faculty.

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Thesis Track

Thesis track required classes are:

*Students may take up to six hours of graduate coursework outside of the college in place of up to six hours of College Elective Courses. Common courses outside of the College are:

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General Professional Track

General professional track required classes are:

*Three hours of MCOM 5370 Internship credit is possible under the College Elective Course category. This credit requires a minimum of 160 internship hours as well as weekly reports and a formal final evaluation. Internship can be combined with MCOM 6050 for a total of 6 hours of credit if internship has minimum of 300 hours and MCOM 6050 program and internship overlap.

**Students may take up to six hours of graduate coursework outside of the college in place of up to six hours of College Elective Courses with approval of graduate advisor.

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College of Media & Communication