Texas Tech University

The 6350 Graduate Student Project

Part of the program for graduate students in the Texas Tech University M.A. program in Mass Communication is a culminating project with original data collected. Students may refer to this as “their 6050” because it corresponded with the class number, but the course number has now changed to 6350.

What's a 6350?

MCOM 6350 is a capstone, independent study project which culminates when a student suggests a data-driven solution to an issue for an organization. The tutorial describes everything more fully and includes several resources for students.

The 6350 Tutorial

Below is a 6350 tutorial with helpful resources embedded.

6350 Tutorial

Selecting a Faculty Advisor

Reach out to Mary S. Norman, Ph.D. in the TTU College of Media & Communication Office of Graduate Studies to help you select an appropriate advisor for your project idea. Email mary.s.norman@ttu.edu or call (806) 834-4570. When you meet with Dr. Norman, it's a good plan to have a few faculty member ideas ready.

Working with students on their 6350 project is a voluntary service for faculty members and they may say no. It isn't personal, it's that they may already have too many students or may have a busier-than-normal term. 

Presentation Tips

Presentations for a 6350 from Jody Roginson on Vimeo

Collecting Data

Approval Form

Fill out the 6350 submission form for approval on your final project.