Communications Master's Degree Programs in Texas

Read about the schools in Texas that offer master's programs in communication. Learn details about the programs, including courses taught, credits required, and tuition cost. Schools offering Applied Communications degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Angelo State University

Angelo State University offers a Master of Arts program in communication with thesis and non-thesis options. The program requires a total of 36 credits and entails core courses in research methods, communication theory, and rhetoric analysis.

Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University offers a 36-credit online Master of Arts in Communication Studies program. The program curriculum covers interpersonal communication, family communication, communication theory, statistical methods, and communication studies research.

Stephen F. Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University hosts a 36-credit Master of Arts in Mass Communication program with thesis, non-thesis, and media project options. The program covers topics in media ethics, media history, international media, media and society, broadcast sales, and media and politics.

Tarleton State University

Tarleton State University offers a Master of Arts in Communication Studies program in a combination of hybrid, online, and face-to-face formats. The program requires a total of 30 credit hours spread across courses in areas such as communication technology, social media strategy, communication theory, and applied social media; students can also earn graduate certificates in social media strategy and organizational communication during their master's program.

Texas A & M University, College Station

Texas A & M University, College Station hosts a Master of Arts in Communication program which requires 30 credit hours in total. The program is available in thesis and non-thesis options and entails coursework in the areas of rhetoric and public affairs, health communication, organizational communication, and communication and politics.

Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University offers a Master of Arts in Communication program. The program offers a number of concentrations such as health communication, professional communication and digital media, organizational communication, and media studies; the total credit hours required vary for each concentration.

Texas State University

Texas State University offers a Master of Arts in Communication program with thesis (30 credits) and non-thesis (36 credits) options. The program curriculum incorporates courses such as organizational culture, persuasive communication, interpersonal communication, media criticism, and gender and communication.

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University hosts a 30-credit Master of Arts in Mass Communication degree program with a thesis track, a professional non-thesis track that includes an applied research project, and a sports media focus that concentrates on the field of sports communication. The university also offers a Master of Arts in Communication Studies program that requires a total of 36 credit hours with the option to choose among a thesis, two paper publications, a qualifying examinations, or a praxis report as the culminating experience.

The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso has a 36-credit Master of Arts in Communication program that offers a thesis option and a non-thesis option. The program entails courses in communication theory, environmental conflict, contemporary rhetoric, media and society, pop culture theory, and communication education.

University of North Texas

The University of North Texas offers a master's program in communication studies that can lead to a Master of Arts or a Master of Science degree. The program provides specializations in the areas of interpersonal/ digital/organizational communication, communication, culture, and public discourse, and performance studies and includes a 30-credit thesis option, and a project option and internship option of 33 credits each; the M.A. program also includes a foreign language requirement.

School Name Programs Offered Tuition Cost (2019-20)*
Angelo State University M.A. in Communication In-state: $4,059; Out-of-state: $11,655
Sam Houston State University M.A. in Communication Studies In-state: $5,765; Out-of-state: $13,361
Stephen F. Austin State University M.A. in Mass Communication In-state: $5,112; Out-of-state: $12,708
Tarleton State University M.A. in Communication Studies In-state: $4,137; Out-of-state: $11,733
Texas A & M University, College Station M.A. in Communication In-state: $6,677; Out-of-state: $18,700
Texas Southern University M.A. in Communication In-state: $5,487; Out-of-state: $12,868
Texas State University M.A. in Communication In-state: $6,751; Out-of-state: $15,191
Texas Tech University M.A. in Mass Communication
M.A. in Communication Studies
In-state: $5,958; Out-of-state: $13,428
The University of Texas at El Paso M.A. in Communication In-state: $5,497; Out-of-state: $14,766
University of North Texas M.A. or M.S. in Communication Studies In-state: $5,900; Out-of-state: $13,496

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A number of public schools in Texas offer master's programs in communication. These are mostly Master of Arts programs and they focus on communication, mass communication, or communication studies.

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