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.

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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 PhD 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.

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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 MA 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.

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