Graduate Advising & Registration
Guide to Graduate Programs
The policies and procedures of the graduate program can be found in the Graduate Student Handbooks.
Click on the image below for the Master's Programs Handbook
Click on the image below for the Doctoral Handbook
Students are required to meet with the Graduate Adviser once a semester (October and April) to plan for the following semester's coursework and program of study. If you have additional advising questions, please make an appointment with the Graduate Adviser listed below.
Please contact the Graduate Coordinator for any other questions about your graduate student status, procedures, deadlines, fellowships, teaching assistantships, etc. If you need a form signed, give it to Sylvia and allow 3 days for the Graduate Adviser to sign it.
Graduate Coordinator: Sylvia Edwards
Office: BMC 3.340B
Registration for classes is performed online using the registrar's online services. You will need to know your UT EID to access registration. Incoming students will register during orientation, the week before classes begin. Continuing students may pre-register the semester before.
For more information, see the Program of Work for each track.
A bar is a code placed on your record that will prevent registration. Students are responsible for clearing their registration bars prior to their registration time. You may view your bars and your registration times through your RIS form.
There are three types of bars:
Financial. Financial bars may appear if you have a balance with the university from library fines, unpaid parking tickets or loans or by the Office of Student Financial Services. Financial bars may be paid in cash or by check at the Cashier's Office in MAI 8 or paid online by credit card.
Non-Financial. These bars are placed by offices such as the International Office, Graduate and International Admissions Center, OSFS and the Office of Graduate Studies. Students must resolve a non-financial bar in person at the administrative office that imposed it. An advising bar can be resolved by signing up for an advising session with your Graduate Adviser.
For more information and tutorials on registration, the course schedule and tuition payment, please consult the Office of the Registrar.
Students may add/drop courses via the web during the first four class days. If the course is full or restricted, the student must have department approval to add the course. Consult the professor of the course and cc the Graduate Coordinator, Sylvia Edwards, email@example.com. You may be placed on a waiting list until a space opens up or until students who are required to take the course have all registered, usually by the last day of registration. Please consult the Graduate School website for the official add/drop policies and procedures.
Click here to access the Student Forms page.
Resources for Graduate Students
The University of Texas at Austin has a wide range of resources across campus designed to help all students succeed. Click here to see what's available.
Student Funding & Scholarships
Students are encouraged to visit the Office of Student Financial Services for various funding opportunities. Fellowships through the School of Journalism are also available for those meeting the requirements.
The School of Journalism employs a number of currently enrolled master's and doctoral students as teaching assistants to assist faculty members teaching undergraduate courses.