M.A. On Campus


The University of Texas at Tyler

12 months
21102 USD/year
21102 USD/year
9798 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Earning a master of arts in the Communication program of The University of Texas at Tyler prepares you well for a career in teaching in a junior college, public relations management or other leadership position in business. This is also a necessary foundation if you wish to pursue a doctoral program.


Advance Your Skills for Teaching or Management Careers

  • Complete your master’s degree with evening classes held on the UT Tyler campus. This program is designed for working professionals.
  • Benefit from studies that develop skills and strategies in both journalism and speech communication.

Graduates of the Communication program of The University of Texas at Tyler hold positions in many organizations throughout Texas and beyond.

Master’s in Communication Program: Research-Focused. Practical.

  • Do research side-by-side with your professors exploring timely communication topics.
  • Research and write a master’s thesis on a topic that expands on your own professional interests. Or complete your degree by taking additional courses instead of writing a thesis.
  • Participate in Colloquium, an organization that encourages faculty and students to share their writings and research findings.
  • Explore opportunities to serve as a graduate assistant, gaining teaching and course design experience as you earn a stipend.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Human Communication Theory
  • Literature of Journalism
  • Public Opinion and Propaganda
  • Theories of Mass Communication
  • Quantitative Methods of Investigation
  • Communication Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General 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: A satisfactory score on the General Test (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE should be completed prior to the conclusion of the first long semester of enrollment.
  • GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale on all upper-division course work.
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10551 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    21102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10551 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4899 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Tyler

935 - 1732 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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