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Admission Requirements

UT Tyler Executive Master's in Public Relations

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All students applying for admission to the Executive Master's in Public Relations (ECOM) program must complete an official UT Tyler application. The application is available with Graduate Admissions. ECOM applicants should choose to complete the GRADUATE application. Once the application has been submitted, the following items are needed to be considered for admission.

A complete application includes the following:

  • Official University Graduate Application for Admission
    • Complete Official Application
    • $40 Graduate School Application Fee
  • ECOM Applicant Information Sheet
    • Click here to download.
    • Students may submit via email, fax or mail to the program coordinator.
  • Resume
    • Students may submit via email, fax or mail to the program coordinator.
  • Official Transcripts From All Previous Undergraduate and Graduate Work
    • This information should be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office:

The University of Texas at Tyler
The Graduate School
ADM 345
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Two letters of recommendation from people qualified to assess the applicant's academic potential, preferably one from the applicant's current manager/supervisor.  These should be sent to the program coordinator.
  • Essay
    • Each applicant will write a 300 word written essay, to be submitted to the program via e-mail, fax or mail.
    • Topics Include:
      • How does a graduate degree fit into your career plan?
      • Describe the communication industry in today's environment.
      • Submit to the ECOM program (e-mail, fax, or USPS).
  • Approval by Program Director

Please Note:

1. NO GRE or GMAT test required.

2. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

All program information should be sent to:

The University of Texas at Tyler
Executive Master's in Public Relations
RBS 2029
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799

The ECOM Program admits one group of 25 students each cohort; the program does not admit students in subsequent terms.

Applicant Information Sheet
Applicant Checklist
Letters of recommendation requirements

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2016 admission term. Applications are accepted at any time during the school year once the individual’s application process is completed. Once 25 qualified students have been admitted, we will no longer accept applications for that cohort. For questions or more information, please contact our program coordinator.

Degree Requirements

Curriculum and Degree Requirements

In order to graduate from the ECOM Program, a student must complete all courses with a GPA of no less than 3.0 on the 4.0 scale with no more than one C and no F's.

Each student is required to take a capstone course in their last semester. At the end of this course, every student will submit in writing and give an oral defense of an approved case to a panel of faculty members. This written case and oral defense serve as the university's required comprehensive examination.

Because of the integrated structure of the curriculum and the nature of cohort education, no courses or credit may be transferred into UT Tyler for use toward the degree requirements. Regardless of previous experience or academic work, all EHCA MPA students must take all required courses in the required sequence and at the required time.

Financial Aid

We know that finding ways to pay for executive education can often be a stressful and time-consuming process. To help with this, The University of Texas at Tyler has a variety of financial aid resources available to our students.

Students looking to use financial aid must first complete the FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To be eligible, students will need their previous year’s tax return, along with social security information. For more information, visit FAFSA home or UT Tyler’s financial aid website.

Financial Aid Links:

For additional financial aid information as an ECOM student, please contact Kris Jacobson, Associate Director at 903.566.7219. Inform Ms. Jacobson that you are with the Executive Master's in Public Relations program. If you are eligible for VA Benefits please contact Christopher Cox at 903.565.5973.

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