Texas Tech University

M.A. Program Track Details

Sports Media Track

Required Coursework:

*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.

**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.

***Students will complete an applied research project focusing on sports media as a capstone project in their final semester. The project will be supervised by a graduate faculty member and requires students to orally present their project to the graduate faculty.

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Thesis Track

Required Coursework:

*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. 

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General Professional Track

Required Coursework:

*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.

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 six hours of credit if internship has minimum of 300 hours and MCOM 6050 program and internship overlap.

**Students will complete an applied research project focusing on media and communication as a capstone project in their final semester. The project will be supervised by a graduate faculty member and requires students to orally present their project to the graduate faculty.

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