Thank you for your interest in the College of Communication. All prospective Graduate Student applicants should contact the department with which they wish to study. The Graduate Coordinators and Advisors can assist you with the application process.
Dual Masters Programs
The Dual Masters Program is structured so that students can earn two master's degrees simultaneously in approximately three academic years. The College of Communication (COM) offers dual M.A. programs which may include a specialization in Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism, and Radio-Television-Film. Students must select a major in one of these four departments. Degrees are awarded when the required course work in both areas is completed. In choosing one of these departments for a major, the student in the joint program will find a diversified graduate program that can be adapted to the student's individual needs and interests.
A student interested in any joint degree program should apply through the Graduate and International Admissions Center. Like all other graduate applicants, the student is responsible for submitting any additional information required by the Graduate Studies Committee for each program.
The College offers the following Dual Masters Programs:
- Advertising / Business Administration (ADV/MBA)
- Advertising / Public Affairs (ADV/LBJ)
- Communication Studies / Business Administration (CMS/MBA)
- Communication Studies / Latin American Studies (CMS/LAS)
- Communication Studies / Public Affairs (CMS/LBJ)
- Journalism / Business Administration (JOU/MBA)
- Journalism / Global Policy Studies (JOU/GPS)
- Journalism / Latin American Studies (JOU/LAS)
- Journalism / Middle Eastern Studies (JOU/MES)
- Journalism / Public Affairs (JOU/LBJ)
- Radio-Television-Film / Business Administration (RTF/MBA)
- Radio-Television-Film / Latin American Studies (RTF/LAS)
- Radio-Television-Film / Middle Eastern Studies (RTF/MES)
- Radio-Television-Film / Public Affairs (RTF/LBJ)
- Radio-Television-Film / Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (RTF/REENIC)
Jesse H. Jones Fellowships
The College of Communication annually awards the Jesse H. Jones Endowed Centennial Fellowships to graduate students who possess exceptional ability in advertising, communication sciences and disorders, journalism, radio-television-film, or communication studies. The fellowships are awarded each Spring for the following academic year. The fellowships are open to masters or doctoral students in their second or subsequent years in their programs. Preference is given to candidates with a strong, interdisciplinary track record.
Fellowship awards are based on the following:
- Academic achievement, as reflected in the student's GPA.
- Demonstrated competence in the field of study, as reflected in the student's research and/or creative activities.
- Evidence of an interdisciplinary approach in the student's scholarship and research interests.
- Financial need. Although the fellowship award is based primarily on ability and promise, financial need is considered in any final selection where ability and promise appear equal. To assist with the financial need process, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required. The information can be found at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Foreign student who are unable to submit a FAFSA are still eligible to apply for this fellowship and should submit the financial reporting document instead.
A recipient of a Fellowship must be enrolled in the graduate program in a department in the College of Communication and in residence at The University of Texas at Austin during the period of the award. The Fellowship is renewable once on a competitive basis.
Award Period, Benefits, and Expectations
Each Spring the Dean's Office announces the recipients of the Fellowships for the following academic year. The fellowship is $6,500 total. The Fellowships are granted in two parts: one half in the Fall semester and one half in the Spring semester. The College also will pay your tuition and required fees for the Fall and Spring semesters. An out of state tuition waiver, when needed, also comes with this Fellowship.
If you are awarded this Fellowship, you should come to the Dean's Office, BMC 5.312, and ask for the form to sign, which will verify your address and arrange for distribution of funds.
Each Jones Fellow presents a brief presentation of his/her research in the Fall semester. These presentations are open to the College Graduate Students and give a vision of the Fellow's work, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of the work. Presentations are given during a Brown Bag lunch hosted by the College.
- Students can apply for a Jesse Jones Fellowship by completing the College of Communication's Scholarship Application. Complete application details are available.
- Application deadlines: The application for the scholarships will be open from January 22 - February 26, 2013. All materials (the online application, three references, and a CV) must be received by February 26. The applicants will be notified by April 30, of the results.
- Please note that students who complete this online scholarship application will also be considered for College scholarships, Advertising Fellowships, and Journalism Fellowships (if qualified).
- Application link opens Janury 22, 2013 http://communication.utexas.edu/students/scholarships
Jesse H. Jones Fellowship Recipients
Jones Fellows, 2013 - 2014
- Advertising Kyung (Kacy) Kim
- Communication Sciences and Disorders Casey Taliancich
- Communication Studies Stephanie Dailey
- Journalism Lei Guo
- Radio-TV-Film Stuart Davis
Jones Fellows, 2012 - 2013
- Advertising Eunice Kim
- Communication Sciences and Disorders Geoffrey Coalson
- Communication Studies Tiara Naputi
- Journalism Summer Harlow
- Radio-TV-Film Timothy Edwards
Jones Fellows, 2011 - 2012
- Advertising Mi-Hyun Kang
- Communication Sciences and Disorders Michelle Hsieh
- Communication Studies Kristin Stimpson
- Journalism Yonghwan Kim
- Radio-TV-Film Jacqueline Vickery
Jones Fellows, 2010 - 2011
- Advertising Heather M. Schulz
- Communication Sciences and Disorders Kai J. Greene
- Communication Studies Clariza Ruiz De Castilla
- Journalism Jaime Loke
- Radio-TV-Film John S. Moore
Jones Fellows, 2009 - 2010
- Advertising Kevin Thomas
- Communication Sciences and Disorders Karin Boerger
- Communication Studies Erik Green
- Journalism Sebastian Valenzuela
- Radio-TV-Film Kristen Warner
Jones Fellows, 2008 - 2009
- Advertising Yeo Jung Kim
- Communication Sciences and Disorders Jie Yang
- Communication Studies Brittany Peterson
- Journalism Sebastian Valenzuela
- Radio-TV-Film Michael Wilson
Jones Fellows, 2007 - 2008
- Advertising Laura Bright
- Communication Sciences and Disorders Connie Summers
- Communication Studies James Roberts
- Journalism Amy Zerba
- Radio-TV-Film Marianela Vega-Oroza
Jones Fellows, 2006 - 2007
- Advertising Gracieli Scremin
- Communication Sciences and Disorders Namhee Kim
- Communication Studies Jennifer Asenas
- Journalism Sharon Meraz
- Radio-TV-Film Jean Lauer
Contacts by Department
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