Texas Tech University

Application Requirements

We're excited you're interested in graduate studies at Texas Tech College of Media & Communication. All applications for the M.A. and Ph.D. programs go through the university system in the Texas Tech Graduate School. Each program can have individual requirements, but the main process is handled centrally. Find specific instructions for the M.A. application or Ph.D. application process.

Ph.D. in Media & Communication Application Process

Application Deadlines: January 1  for a fall semester start.

Learn more about the Ph.D. application process.

M.A. in Communication Studies Application Process

Application Deadlines: Competitive applicants apply by March 1 for a fall semester start and October 1 for a spring semester start.

Learn more about the M.A. in Communication Studies application process.

M.A. in Mass Communication Application Process

Application Deadlines: Admissions are rolling.

US-based students should apply a minimum of 45 days prior to preferred start date. International applicants are encouraged to apply a minimum of four months prior to the preferred start date.

Learn more about the application process for the M.A. in Mass Communication program!

M.A. in Strategic Communication & Innovation Application Process

Application Deadlines: Admissions are rolling for M.A. programs.

US-based students should apply a minimum of 45 days prior to preferred start date. International applicants are encouraged to apply a minimum of four months prior to the preferred start date.

Learn more about the application process for the M.A. in Strategic Communication & Innovation program!

Graduate Certificates Application Process

Graduate certificate programs follow the same application process as M.A. in Strategic Communication & Innovation and M.A. in Mass Communication.

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Digital & Social Media

Graduate Certificate in STEM Leadership Communication