Masters Communication Texas

Communication MA Degree

Graduate Admissions


Department of Communication
Phone 903.566.7253

Degree Information
Dr. Dennis Cali

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: HPR 248
Phone: 903.566.7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

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Program Information

Hours: 36

Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years

College:  Arts and Sciences

Total Program Tuition Cost: Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment is $15,660. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support:  Yes

Student Research:  Yes

Application Instructions

Admission Requirements

Students who do not have a journalism, mass communication, or speech communication major or minor in their undergraduate studies may be required to take leveling courses as determined by the communication graduate faculty.

Test Score Required: No.

GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale on all upper-division course work.

Letters of Recommendation: 2

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Admissions Essay: A writing sample from undergraduate work, such as a term paper. If significant time passed since an applicant was an undergraduate and access to previous work is inaccessible, the department will provide a writing prompt for the applicant to demonstrate writing ability at the graduate level.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply. Domestic applicants may begin in either the fall or spring semesters. International applicants may only begin in the Fall.

Additional consideration for admission will be based upon the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, involvement and level of responsibility in non-academic matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and socioeconomic background.

Career Outlook: A master’s degree in communication improves access to many career fields. Two possibilities are teaching on the junior college level and holding a management position in a public relations firm. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for community college professors are expected to increase by 19% through 2022, which is faster than the growth anticipated for most occupations.

Career growth in the public relations field is estimated to be approximately 12% over the same time period. For more, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Postsecondary Teachers and Occupational Outlook Handbook - Public Relations Specialists.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net.

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