Texas Tech University

Master of Arts Program Offerings

Graduate Studies

The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University offers three master's programs to provide aspiring students with the skillsets to reach their career goals and remain competitive in their prospective industries.

The programs meet the specific needs of each student by offering a variety of courses and program paths. With the experienced guidance of nationally recognized professors and staff, students will gain the knowledge and tangible experiences required to excel in their professions.

Programs are flexible, allowing students to complete one to four courses each semester. Working professionals and freshly graduated students from undergraduate programs can efficiently integrate a master's degree into their schedules.

Review the programs below to find the right fit for you!

M.A. in Mass Communication

This yearlong, 30-hour M.A. in Mass Communication program gives students the opportunity to choose between two tracks: a traditional research-based thesis track and a professional non-thesis track that allows students to focus on their area of interest.

M.A. in Communication Studies

This 36-hour M.A. in Communication Studies program deepens students' understandings of the role human communication plays in interpersonal, cultural, organizational, and public contexts to prepare graduates for a variety of career paths.

M.A. in Strategic Communication & Innovation

This 30-hour M.A. in Strategic Communication & Innovation online program is focused on preparing students for senior level positions as strategic communicators in today's global and digital environment. This program can be completed fully-online.

Dual Degree - Master of Arts in Mass Communication / MBA

In partnership with the Texas Tech Rawls College of Business, the MBA/MA in Mass Communication program is designed for students interested in pursuing executive positions in broadcasting, public relations, advertising, media relations, marketing communications or related industries. You will graduate with the strategic leadership skills needed to solve complex communication and business challenges.

Need assistance deciding which program is right for you?

For the M.A. in Mass Communication or M.A. in Strategic Communication & Innovation program, please contact:
Mary S. Norman, Ph.D.
(806-834-4570) mary.s.norman@ttu.edu
Media & Communication Building, Room 158E 
For the M.A. in Communication Studies program, please contact:
Jenna LaFreniere, Ph.D.
(806.834.2808) jenna.lafreniere@ttu.edu 
Media & Communication Building, Room 1009 

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