Moody College of Communication

Master of Arts
Master of Fine Arts
Master of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Doctor of Audiology
Doctor of Philosophy

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Campus address: Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.312, phone (512) 471-5775, fax (512) 475-9711; campus mail code: A0900

Mailing address: Moody College of Communication, 300 W. Dean Keeton, Stop A0900, Austin TX, 78712


Facilities for Graduate Work

In addition to the extensive library and computer resources of the University, certain special resources provide support for graduate work in communication. The Belo Center for New Media is the college’s new five-story, 120,000 square-foot building. It provides interactive classrooms and meeting space for students and houses the adjacent KUT Public Media Studios. It is a state-of-the-art facility that includes a 300-seat auditorium, a multimedia newsroom, an advertising creative room, and dedicated spaces for conferences, presentations, and screenings.

Communication Building A (CMA) is a six-level building housing classrooms, offices, and sophisticated multimedia facilities. Communication Building B (CMB) is a nine-level production building and houses Austin’s public television station, KLRU. Also housed in CMB are teaching and production facilities for the School of Journalism and the Department of Radio-Television-Film. The extensive Behavioral Science Laboratory in CMB is a research facility housing a suite of versatile, state-of-the-art experimental rooms and laboratory spaces.

These facilities provide opportunities for programs of graduate study that cross departmental lines and media, and that combine the resources of the Moody College of Communication in other ways not feasible within a single department. Additional facilities are listed in each graduate program’s section.

Areas of Study

Graduate work in the Moody College of Communication may lead to the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, the Doctor of Audiology, or the Doctor of Philosophy, or may be taken as a supporting field for a graduate degree in an area outside the college. For the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy, the student may major in advertising, communication sciences and disorders, communication studies, journalism, or radio-television-film; radio-television-film majors may seek the Master of Fine Arts in production; speech, language, and hearing sciences majors may seek the Master of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; audiology majors may seek the Doctor of Audiology degree. Advanced graduate work in communication may emphasize the processes of communication, or interdisciplinary combinations of areas of study, or appropriate subdivisions indicated by the courses taught and the specialties of faculty members.

Admission Requirements

The applicant must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and may be required to complete up to 12 semester hours of upper-division coursework in the area of the proposed graduate major. Each program reserves the right to examine the applicant orally or in writing or both regarding the subject matter prerequisite to graduate courses in the major.