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Texas State University

Program in Mass Communication

San Marcos , TX

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Texas State University

Overview

Texas State University / Program in Mass Communication is located in San Marcos, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 24

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

30
Applied
16
Accepted
12
Enrolled
53%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree from regionally-accredited institution with minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours of course work, statement of purpose, 2 letters of recommendation, current resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$14,930
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

38
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 31.58%
Black or African American 13.16%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (26%)
Female (73%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 1
Male (10)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: How people adapt technologies in order to meet their distinct needs; examine the current media environment as a way to understand the factors influencing consumer behavior; how fan identification impacts sponsorships, endorsements, branding, and advertising campaigns; human information processing and the effect of violent media on children with common mental ailments; mass media influence and strategic communication; the exchange of information and communication across national boundaries, and
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
537,285

Location & Contact

Address 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
United States
Contact Dr. Michel Haigh
Graduate Advisor
Email: mmh204@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-2656
Fax: 512-245-7649

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