Graduate Programs

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Graduate Programs

As a graduate student, you will study in greater detail than you did as an undergraduate and advance your knowledge and skill whether your career goals are focused on scholarly, professional, clinical, or creative paths.


Academic Departments


Graduate Programs



The Moody College of Communication offers masters and doctoral programs in all five of our academic departments.

Working closely with top-ranked faculty and practitioners in our highly-ranked programs, graduate students achieve unparalleled access to research opportunities and resources, creative outlets and innovative problem solvers all within one of the best cities in the country – Austin, Texas.

Explore Programs in Each of Our Academic Departments

Whether your objective is to become a member of the professional advertising community or a teacher of advertising, the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations offers a number of options for graduate study.

M.A. in Advertising with Thesis / No Thesis

Ph.D. in Advertising

Graduate study in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences department prepares students for a future in clinical practice or teaching.

Master's Program

Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Ph.D. Program

Graduate students in Communication Studies focus on communication theory and application. We offer three areas of concentration including Interpersonal, Organizational Communication and Technology, and Rhetoric and Language as well as strong specialties in health communication and political communication.

Master's Program

Ph.D. Program

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication

Whether you want to pursue a professional or research and teaching path in the field of journalism, graduate studies in the School of Journalism and Media can help you achieve your goals. Master’s degrees options include a professional master’s or a research and theory track. Doctoral studies prepare students for a career in academia.

Master's Program

Ph.D. Program

Students in RTF graduate programs can delve into the creative expression or critical study of film and media. Each program provides the opportunity to study with top-notch faculty in a top 10 film program.

MFA in Film Media Production

MFA in Screenwriting

MA, Media Studies concentration

Ph.D., Media Studies concentration

Jesse H. Jones Endowed Centennial Fellowships are awarded to graduate students who possess exceptional ability in advertising; speech, language, and hearing sciences; journalism and media; radio-television-film; and communication studies. The fellowships are awarded each Spring for the following academic year.

The Moody College of Communication also offers support to graduate students who have or may be starting families; review our Parental Accommodation Statement for more information.



*Total number of degree-seeking, formula-funded graduate students enrolled in Fall 2021.