Graduate Research

Since its inception more than a century ago, the School of Journalism at the University of Texas has become a premier professional and research outlet for aspiring journalists.

Research Produced by Journalism Graduate Students

When students enroll in the Journalism Ph.D. and Master’s research and theory programs at The University of Texas at Austin, they join a community of scholars committed to conducting, presenting and publishing ethical research.

While the research may begin as a classroom assignment or collaboration with faculty or fellow graduate students, the end product is usually a convention paper, journal article, book chapter or book.

About Our Research

Our faculty represent a broad array of backgrounds and interests, all of which combine for one of the most distinguished academic foundations in the country. From tenured professors to adjunct faculty, the School of Journalism and Media continually seeks to raise the bar in Journalism education. Our faculty, which includes internationally renowned scholars, comes from diverse backgrounds and carries extensive experience in the fields of print, broadcast, photojournalism and multimedia journalism.

Together, faculty hold leadership positions in national and international organizations and serve as editors, editorial board members and contributors to top journals across a broad spectrum of Journalism interests.

The Accrediting Council of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication praised the school for the faculty's level of scholarly productivity, visibility in both academic and professional circles and exceptional student-faculty relations.

Our faculty of more than 45 full-time and adjunct instructors represent more than 300 years of professional experience and more than 450 years of research cultivation.

The School of Journalism and Media prides itself on a vast set of specializations, including international reporting, innovative newsrooms, education reporting, multimedia journalism, business reporting, sports journalism, social and political commentary, documentary photography, alternative media forms, social media and media and press criticism.

Our Ph.D. students have many opportunities to engage with research early and start publishing their work. In our research groups, students work with faculty and each other in informal groups on collaborative projects or on solo-authored papers with support from colleagues.

Many Journalism and Media faculty also work with different Research Centers or Institutes where additional projects, many of them funded, are sponsored.

Research Groups

Research Centers