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.
Graduate Adviser for Doctoral, Master’s Research & Theory and Hybrid Tracks: Mary Bock
Office: BMC 3.384
Graduate Adviser for Master’s Professional Track: Kathleen McElroy
Office: BMC 3.338
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 the Graduate Coordinator and allow three days for the Graduate Adviser to sign it.
Graduate Coordinator: Sylvia Edwards
Office: BMC 3.340B
Download Master's Student Handbook
Download Doctoral Student Handbook
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Scholarships through the School of Journalism are also available for those meeting the requirements.
Learn more about student scholarships
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.
Learn more about employment opportunities