Graduate Advising & Registration

Graduate Advisors

Students are required to meet with the graduate advisor 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 advisor, listed below.

Graduate Advisor for Doctoral & MA Research & Theory Track   
Mary Bock     
Phone: 512-471-0673     
Office: DMC 3.384

Graduate Advisor for MA Professional Track   
Kate West     
Phone: 512-751-9685


Graduate Coordinator  

Please contact the graduate coordinator for administrative questions about your graduate student status, procedures, deadlines, fellowships, academic graduate student employment, benefits and other matters that can arise during your time as a graduate student. 

Luisa Cantu   
Office: DMC 3.340E     


Registration for classes happens online during your scheduled access times. Your Registration Information Sheet (RIS) will show you a list of access times. You will need to know your UT EID to access registration. Incoming students will register during orientation, the week before classes begin. Continuing students will register during the prior semester. Please note that advising needs to take place prior to registering.

Registration Holds

A hold may be placed on your student record for a variety of financial or non-financial reasons. Please remember to check your Registration Information Sheet (RIS) prior to registration to take care of any holds before your assigned registration time.

Learn more about registration holds


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. You may be placed on a waiting list until space opens up or until students who are required to take the course have all registered, usually by the last day of registration.

Learn more about add/drop policies and procedures

Resources for Graduate Students

The University of Texas at Austin has a wide range of resources across campus designed to help all students succeed. 

Learn more about resources

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

Student Employment

The School of Journalism and Media employs a number of currently enrolled master's and doctoral students as teaching assistants to assist faculty members in teaching undergraduate courses.

Learn more about employment opportunities