skip to content
UT Austin
Grad Catalog 01-03


Graduate Study

Admission and


of Study

Members of
Graduate Studies





Degrees Offered
Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy

Facilities for Graduate Work

In addition to the extensive library and computer resources available on the campus, certain special resources provide support for graduate work in advertising.

Classrooms and laboratories devoted to research and creative work in advertising include a copy and layout laboratory; the Computer Imaging Laboratory, equipped with the latest computer technology for advertising design and production; and videotape facilities and sound equipment for pretesting television commercials, appeals, and formats, for conducting package tests, and for observing diagnostic and field research techniques in advertising. Students also have access to the Sam Papert Media Laboratory, with data banks of media and market studies for audience analyses, research on media trends and competitive expenditures, and other studies; the Leo Burnett Library, containing Clio award-winning commercials from 1960 to the present and creative advertising texts and periodicals; the John Paul Goodwin Conference Room, equipped for client and research presentations; and a collection of about a thousand television and radio commercials for studies on commercial trends, comparative appeals, and cultural developments.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2000-2001.

Ronald B. Anderson
Neal M. Burns
Isabella C. M. Cunningham
Minette Drumwright
John D. Leckenby
Wei-Na Lee
     Deborah K. Morrison
John H. Murphy
Jef I. Richards
Patricia A. Stout
Marye C. Tharp
Gary B. Wilcox

Admission Requirements

The entering student must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. All students must complete each of the following courses or its equivalent in addition to the core courses: Advertising 318J (Introduction to Advertising), 344K (Advertising Research), 345J (Advertising Media Planning), 385 (Topic 1: Strategic Advertising Principles), 385 (Topic: Account Planning), Marketing 320F (Foundations of Marketing), and a statistics course.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the general University requirements for the master's degree, Advertising 380J, 382J, 387, and 388K are required for the Master of Arts with a major in advertising.

Option II. The Master of Arts is offered both in a traditional format and in the Option II format. Option II provides a planned program of study that includes intensive summer work and special internationally focused enrichment opportunities. It gives students enrolled in participating academic programs access to a multinational and global experience. Option II students must complete a master's report.

For More Information

Campus address: Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (Academic) (CMA) 7.142, phone (512) 471-1101, fax (512) 471-7018; campus mail code: A1200

Mailing address: Graduate Program, Department of Advertising, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1092



Top of File     

Advertising Courses: ADV



Graduate Catalog
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

Related Information
Course Schedules
Academic Calendars
Office of Admissions

Office of the Registrar
University of Texas at Austin

26 July 2001. Registrar's Web Team

Send comments to