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Build a Buff M.A. Program

There are many reasons to further your education, but here at WT, we work with our students to ensure they receive the most out of their degree. Our curriculum provides the flexibility for you to choose courses that fit your needs and interests. The program is 36 credit hours, taking most full-time students no more than two years to complete.  

Students may choose a thesis or non-thesis route. All students build a strong research and theoretical foundation while developing applicable skills within areas of study such as corporate communication, media communication, cultural studies, rhetoric, public relations and performance.

We strive to help students meet career goals by helping them choose courses both inside and outside the department to provide a broad base of skills. Students gain experience through internships and professional activities. 

Our curriculum is flexible, our instructors are knowledgeable, and we're sure you'll fit right in. Let us help you build a Buff M.A.!

You may choose from two options:  
  • Master of Arts in Communication 
  • Master of Arts in Communication with a specialization in Media Management

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M.A. Communication

Communication Courses (12 hours)  
Thesis or Non-Thesis Options (12 hours)  
Electives (12 hours)  
Optional Minors  

Media Management Specialization

Required Courses (12 hours)  
Approved Electives (21 hours)  
Capstone Course (3 hours)  

Admission Requirements

M.A. in Communication

Program Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher (GRE required unless students have a 3.0 or above GPA)
Application Checklist:
  1. Apply to Graduate School
    1. provide one official copy of all transcripts to the Graduate School (WTAMU graduates are excluded).
    2. Submit cover sheet that includes name, telephone number(s), email address, mailing address, and overall undergraduate GPA
    3. Submit a writing sample (academic paper, publication, or other demonstration of writing ability).
    4. Submit three letters of recommendation from a faculty member, supervisor or other professional colleague. Recommender information must be provided on your applicant portal.

Application materials are for the sole purpose of determining admission into the communication program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Application materials will not be returned to students. Students seeking to re-apply must re-submit materials.

Application deadlines: Aug 1 (Fall), Dec 1 (Spring), May 1 (Sumer 1)

Media Management Specialization

Program Eligibility:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (GRE required unless students have a 3.0 or above GPA)
  • Proficiency in prerequisites prior to taking some business courses.

Application Checklist:

  1. Apply to Graduate School
    1. provide one official copy of all transcripts to the Graduate School (WTAMU graduates are excluded).
    2. Submit resume showing career progress and media production/management skills.
    3. Submit statement of goals for pursuing a specialization in media management.
    4. Submit three letters of recommendation from a faculty member, supervisor or other professional colleague. Recommender information must be provided on your applicant portal.

Application materials are for the sole purpose of determining admission into the communication program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Application materials will not be returned to students. Students seeking to re-apply must re-submit materials.

Application deadlines: Aug 1 (Fall), Dec 1 (Spring), May 1 (Sumer 1)

Scholarships & Program Cost

There are numerous scholarships and financial aid programs available to graduate students.
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Contacts

Dr. Noah Franken
Director of Graduate Studies in Communication
Department of Communication
WTAMU Box 60754
Canyon, Texas 79016-0001
806-651-2795
WT Graduate School
(806) 651-2730