M.A. Application &
Program Requirements


* As of Jan. 24, 2013, the GRE requirement has been waived for all domestic students with undergraduate GPAs of 3.0 or above

All graduate students must be accepted for study by both the Graduate School at Texas Tech University and the College of Media & Communication.

Applicants should submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • A graduate application available on the College of Media & Communication website
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate (if any) work
  • Current scores for the Graduate Record Examination.

Admission to a graduate program in the College of Media & Communication is based on a holistic assessment of the student’s promise for success in graduate-level work in media and communication. Materials reviewed include the personal statement, letters of recommendation, GPA and GRE scores. GRE scores neither ensure admission nor automatically disqualify an applicant. Evidence of language skills is particularly important because these skills are essential to success in any communications program.

International students must submit TOEFL scores of at least 550 (75 on the modified TOEFL).

In addition to materials submitted to the Graduate School, applicants for the M.A. program should submit the following to the College of Media & Communication:

  • Master of Arts Student Application available on the College of Media & Communication web site,
  • Written personal statement,
  • A description of academic and professional experiences in media and communication,
  • Written samples of academic or professional work in media and communication, and
  • Two people must complete the online recommendation form


Students who would like an appointment as a graduate assistant or who seek financial assistance should submit their applications at least six months prior to the date they plan to begin classes.

Curriculum Requirements
& Core Courses

The thesis program is 30 hours and requires 24 hours of coursework and a minimum of 6 hours of thesis credit. The 25 hours of coursework must include the 10-hour core described below.

The non-thesis program requires 30 hours of coursework, which must include the 9-hour core described below.

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