Graduate Programs in Journalism and Media

Graduate Programs in Journalism and Media

Welcome to the Graduate Program

The Journalism and Media graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin is among the premier graduate programs in the country. It offers three distinct degrees: a Ph.D. degree, a Master's Research and Theory degree, and a Journalism Pro-track Master's degree.

Virtual Open House for MA and PhD in Journalism and Media

The School of Journalism and Media at the University of Texas at Austin will be holding a virtual graduate open house on November 9th, at 9am CST.

We invite prospective graduate students to attend, learn about our MA and PhD degrees, and meet our faculty and current graduate students.

To join us, please fill out the following form, and we will send you a Zoom link and password:…

Kappa Tau Alpha reception at UT Austin

Doctoral Program

The doctoral program explores influential theories and contemporary topics in journalism and media, with strong quantitative and qualitative research methods training. Students entering the 2021 Ph.D. program must complete five semesters of coursework, one semester for preparing for comprehensive exams and a research proposal, and their dissertation in the final, fourth year. Learn more.

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Master's Research and Theory Track

The MA Research and Theory program is a two-year program that extends students’ depth in communications and media research literature and provides opportunities to deepen subject matter expertise.

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Master's Professional Track

We've designed the Professional M.A. to provide or extend professional training for people who desire to work in the fields of making media, including reporters, photojournalists, and storytellers in various media forms.

Fall 2022 deadline: 

December 1, 2021.

Learn how to apply here.*

*We accept fall admissions only. Applications open annually in September.


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