Texas Tech University

Master of Arts in Communication Studies

 Credit Hours
Bachelor's Degree
College of Media & Communication

About the Program

The Master of Arts in Communication Studies offers advanced study of human communication in face-to-face, public, and mediated contexts. Students are encouraged to pursue research interests in organizational and small group communication, intercultural and interpersonal communication, instructional communication, and/or rhetoric and public affairs. Ultimately, the program aims to foster and promote a theory of engaged living. The M.A. degree prepares students for a career in a wide array of arenas, including but not limited to, non-profits, start-ups, corporate contexts, and educational institutions. Alternatively, many students elect to continue their studies and matriculate into Ph.D. programs.

The M.A. in communication studies is a 36-hour program; it includes three core courses: (1) COMS 5310; (2) COMS 5300 or COMS 5306; and (3) COMS 5301, COMS 5305 or COMS 5307. GTAs are also required to take COMS 6307. To complete the degree requirements, students choose from among various options: a thesis, two publishable papers, a praxis report, or qualifying exams.

Visit the program website for more details.

Program Website

Some programs may require you to come to the main campus or regional site for a course or activity. Make sure and check with the Department/Program Advisor to ensure you are able to meet the programs' requirements before you apply. Visit the program website for more details.

While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in reporting courses, policies, and other statements within this website, Texas Tech University reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please contact your advisor.