M.A. On Campus

Mass Communication

Texas State University

12 months
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
357 USD/credit 12852 USD/year
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The Mass Communication program from Texas State University is geared toward working professionals with or without a mass communication background to provide them with updated skills. 


The curriculum blends theory and research with professional mass communication skills-based courses. Most students complete the program in two years while working full time. Students can earn internship credit and also have the opportunity to enroll in study abroad courses.

The program prepares students to function in today’s diverse, complex media environment.

Program Mission

The mission of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication is to pursue excellence. The Mass Communication program from Texas State University strives to cultivate strong professional skills to prepare students for careers in mass communication by educating them in the theoretical foundations, research, analytical and digital concepts needed to succeed in a changing media industry. The program promotes diversity, scholarly integrity, and creativity to produce the next generation of industry leaders.

Career Options

Students completing the master of arts in mass communication work in various positions such as web producers, digital strategy/technology consultants, web and social media editors, media relations managers, editors, strategic communication managers, and multimedia journalists. Students have also launched their own media businesses offering digital and social media consultancy services.

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


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • resume/CV including information on your educational background, work experience, and extracurricular activities
  • statement of purpose including a professional narrative discussing how the skills learned in the curriculum featured in the M.A. program will be applied in current or future careers. The statement should be no longer than 500 words in length.
  • two letters of recommendation from individuals competent to assess your capacity to pursue graduate education in mass communication. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 12 months.

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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