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Grad School / Program:

  • Communication Studies Graduate Program

  • Contact:
  • 1 University Station A1105
    Department of Communication Studies
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX 78712
    United States
    Phone: 512-471-1942



  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters, Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • In the Department of Communication Studies, we learn about communication in human relationships. We study communication in relationships that are as intense as marriage and families, as large as political communities, and as involving as the workplace. Our students go out into the world prepared to think about how communication works in a wide range of contexts, and they are ready to improve communication wherever they may find it. Explore the links on this page to find out more about our award winning faculty, graduate and undergraduate programs, and student-based clubs and camps.

  • Admission Information:
  • Send to the Department of Communication Studies:

    1. A statement of purpose

    2. Brief essay of research questions

    3. Three letters of recommendation

    4. A sample of writing

    5. A photocopy of all four year institution transcripts

    6. A photocopy GRE and TOEFL (or IELTS) scores

  • Financial Aids:
  • Financial assistance through the Department of Communication Studies is available mainly through teaching assignments. There are a number of teaching assistantship (TA) positions and assistant instructor (AI) positions for properly qualified graduate students. There are a few fellowships offered by the College of Communication and the University.

    All admitted applicants for the Department of Communication Studies graduate program are considered for financial assistance, so no additional application is necessary.

    Being a Teaching Assistants or Assistant Instructors for the University of Texas and who are employed half-time and are employed for more than four and a half months earn the following benefits:

    They are entitled to pay in-state tuition, even if they are non-residents.
    The University of Texas Office of Graduate Studies awards partial tuition assistance to TAs and AIs that covers 9 hours of tuition each semester. This award is considered taxable income, so federal income tax is deducted.
    Premiums for medical insurance for TAs and AIs are paid by the University of Texas Office of Graduate Studies; therefore, graduate students receive the same health insurance as faculty and staff at not cost to them for the entire year; not just the academic year. Insurance for dependants is available for additional cost. Texas has no state income tax.
    When grants are available, graduate research assistantships are awarded using the same criteria as teaching assistantships; salary rates are also the same.

    In addition, a certain percentage of non-resident students who are awarded a scholarship of $1,000 or more (by a scholarship committee officially recognized by the administration of The University) are eligible to pay the same tuition as Texas residents.

  • Grad Program Website:
  • http://commstudies.utexas.edu/graduate/





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