Graduate Programs

The mission of the Bob Schieffer College of Communication is “to educate students to think, act and communicate effectively, ethically, critically and creatively in a global environment enriching their personal and professional lives.” The College’s two master’s programs—Communication Studies and Strategic Communication—help students develop knowledge and skills to become effective, problem-solving communicators and researchers.

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Graduate Students

Makenna Covington

Strategic Communication

Tanner Morris

Strategic Communication

Colton Meisner

Communication Studies

Tinsley Hastings

Strategic Communication

Lauren Clyne

Communication Studies

Collin Yoxall

Strategic Communication

Taylor Voges

Strategic Communication

Thao Pham

Strategic Communication

Haley Ribeiro

Communication Studies

Jackson Herr

Strategic Communication

Kylie Boyd

Communication Studies

Zach Gutierrez

Strategic Communication

Katie Kassler

Communication Studies

Shelby Brooks

Strategic Communication

Tanya Lariviere

Strategic Communication

Olivia Koscik

Strategic Communication

Michael Fellers

Communication Studies

Brittany Little

Strategic Communication

Katie Armstrong

Communication Studies

Grace Dieb

Strategic Communication

Lisa Nottoli

Strategic Communication

Andre Apodaca

Strategic Communication

Katherine Anne Rush

Communication Studies

Audrey Rodriguez

Strategic Communication

Soren Dahl

Strategic Communication

Brooke Damico

Communication Studies

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Master’s in Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies offers a Master of Science degree in Communication Studies. The recipient of the outstanding Master’s Degree Program Award from the National Communication Association in 2016, this program helps students develop fundamental understandings of communication theory and research. Emphases include interpersonal and family communication, organizational communication, persuasion and health communication and instructional communication. Graduates of the program go on to continue their education in well-established Ph.D. programs while others take advantage of a wide variety of professional opportunities in communication and business industries.

 

Master’s in Strategic Communication

The Department of Strategic Communication offers a Master of Science in Strategic Communication. This degree is designed for individuals wanting to move to the next professional level in their strategic communication career. Students take a blend of advertising and public relations courses to broaden their understanding of communication theories and skills in strategy, research, storytelling, new media and leadership. Graduates of the field go on to work in diverse fields, including agencies, nonprofit organizations, government, corporations and more.

 

Why TCU?

  • Classes are intentionally small, so professors closely mentor and collaborate with students
  • Professors are leading scholars and experts in their fields, actively writing and researching to contribute to new knowledge
  • Graduate assistantships are available that cover partial and full tuition costs, and depending on the award, a monthly stipend to help cover costs
  • Located in the 5th largest media market in the country, students have access to a rich network of professionals and internship opportunities
  • Communication Studies master’s degree was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Master’s Degree Program Award from the National Communication Association