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Communication

The University of Texas at Tyler

M.A. On Campus
12 months
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21102 USD/year
21102 USD/year
9798 USD/year
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About

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.

Overview

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

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

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

  • International

    21102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10551 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10551 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4899 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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