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Graduate Program Requirements

Degree Requirements

MA with Thesis Requirements

To complete the MA degree with Thesis, students are required to take CMS 081M in the first semester and 30 hours (24 hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis). The 24 hours of course work must include 6 hours in CMS outside of the major area of study; 6 hours outside of CMS, and two 3 hour thesis courses (698A and B) that are not taken in the same semester.

MA with Report Requirements

A master's degree with a Report is considered a terminal degree by the UT Communication Studies Department. A student with this degree from our department is not eligible to apply for the doctoral program. A report is library research, an extended literature review, a cap stone project. It does not usually require original data gathered by the student.

MA Dual Degree

The Dual Degree Program is structured so that students can earn two master's degrees simultaneously in approximately three years. The College of Communication offers dual degree M.A. programs which may include a specialization in Advertising, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Journalism, Radio-Television-Film, or Communication Studies.

 

 

 

 

Doctoral Degree Requirements

The doctoral program in Communication Studies at the University of Texas is devoted to increasing understanding of the processes and effects of communication. As a result, doctoral students may specialize in one of several academic concentrations.

Goal of the Doctoral Degree

The doctoral program in Communication Studies at the University of Texas is devoted to increasing understanding of the processes and effects of communication. As a result, doctoral students may specialize in one of several academic concentrations.

Rules for Doctoral Comprehensive Exams

What you need to know to be ready for your comprehensive exams.

 
 
 
 

 

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