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Graduate Catalog


Graduate Study

Admission and Registration

Degree Requirements

Fields of Study

Members of Graduate Studies Committees

Course Abbreviations

Chapter 4: Fields of Study


Degrees Offered

Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy

Facilities for Graduate Work

As the state capital, Austin offers excellent opportunities for studying major news sources and primary resources of public data. Professional associations in fields of journalism are cooperative in the planning and conduct of research by University graduate students.

Areas of Study

There are two tracks leading to the Master of Arts in journalism: the research and theory track and the professional track. The research and theory track requires thirty semester hours of coursework, including a thesis. The professional track requires thirty-three semester hours of coursework, including a report. There is also a twelve-hour concentration in public opinion that can be taken within either track.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is a research degree in mass communication and draws heavily on other disciplines in the College of Communication.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 1998-1999.
Rosental AlvesJulianne Hickerson Newton
Ronald B. AndersonMarvin N. Olasky
Gene A. BurdPaula M. Poindexter
J. B. ColsonJohn M. Quinn
Wayne A. DanielsonStephen D. Reese
Dennis DarlingMaggie Rivas-Rodriguez
Mercedes Lynn de UriarteMarilyn Schultz
Meenakshi Gigi DurhamGeorge Sylvie
Don HeiderJames W. Tankard Jr.
Bob JensenRussell G. Todd
Frank B. KalupaDavid Charles Whitney
Dominic L. LasorsaKristopher M. Wilson
Maxwell E. McCombs 

Admission Requirements

Entering students must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. An applicant with fewer than twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in journalism or other areas related to mass communications may be required to complete additional undergraduate coursework, to be determined after consideration of the applicant's college transcript and professional experience.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the general University requirements for the master's degree, Journalism 380, Journalism 384, at least one topic of Journalism 381, and one other graduate seminar in journalism are required.

For More Information

Campus address: Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (Academic) (CMA) A6.144, phone (512) 471-5933

Mailing address: Graduate Program, Department of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1093

E-mail: jourdept@www.utexas.edu

URL: http://www.utexas.edu/coc/journalism/

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