M.A. On Campus

Mass Communication

Texas State University

12 months
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The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University offers an opportunity for media professionals, and recent graduates to expand their education and training within the mass communication field by earning a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. 


Students in the Mass Communication M.A. program at Texas State University take a variety of skills-based and theory courses. The curriculum provides students with the digital and analytic skills needed for the field of mass communication. Students can select to earn the general M.A. in mass communication, or they can decide to declare a concentration in the area of global media, digital media, or strategic communication and take nine hours of coursework centered in their concentration. Courses are offered during the evening, online, or via a hybrid teaching model because a large percentage of students enrolled are working professionals. 


The Schools' faculty offices, classrooms, Mi lab, media labs, and administrative offices are located in historic Old Main.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Techniques in Mass Communication
  • Mass Media and Society
  • Health Communication Campaigns
  • Web Content Management Systems
  • Feature Writing.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
  •           or

    • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
    • baccalaureate degree in mass communication or journalism from a regionally accredited university
    • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
    • minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
    • GRE not required
    • resume/CV including information about educational background, work experience, and extracurricular activities
    • statement of purpose 
    • two letters of recommendation 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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