Areas of Study

Graduate degrees are offered in the following areas. A complete list of fields of study in which graduate courses are taught is given in the Courses section of the General Information Catalog.

Graduate handbook information is updated and maintained by each program. Graduate handbooks are available within each program's office and online at Please contact the program with concerns or questions.*

School of Architecture

Areas of Study Degree(s)
ArchitectureMArch, MAAD, PhD
Architectural historyMA
Architectural studiesMSAS
Community and regional planningMSCRP, PhD
Historic preservationMSHP
Interior designMID
Landscape architectureMLA
Sustainable designMSSD
Urban designMSUD

 Red McCombs School of Business

Areas of Study Degree(s)
Business administrationMBA
AccountingMPA, MSAcc, PhD
Business analyticsMSBA
Energy managementMSEMA
FinanceMSF^, PhD
Health care transformationMSHCT
Information, risk, and operations managementMSIROM, PhD
Information technology and managementMSITM
ManagementMSMan, PhD
MarketingMSM^, PhD
Technology commercializationMSTC

 Moody College of Communication

Areas of Study Degree(s)
AdvertisingMA, PhD
Communication sciences and disordersMA, PhD
Communication studiesMA, PhD
JournalismMA, PhD
Journalism and media*MA, PhD
Radio-television-filmMA, PhD
Radio-television-film: Film and television production^MFA
Speech, language, and hearing sciences*MSSLHS*, PhD

 College of Education

Areas of Study Degree(s)
Curriculum and instructionMA, MEd, EdD, PhD
Educational leadership and policyMEd, EdD, PhD
Educational psychologyMA, MEd, PhD
Health behavior and health educationMEd, MSHbhed**, PhD
KinesiologyMEd, MSKin, PhD
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educationMA, MEd, PhD
Special educationMA, MEd, EdD, PhD

Cockrell School of Engineering

Areas of Study Degree(s)
Aerospace engineeringMSE, PhD
Biomedical engineeringMSE, PhD
Chemical engineeringMSE, PhD
Civil engineeringMSE, PhD
Electrical and computer engineeringMSE, PhD
Engineering managementMSE
Engineering mechanicsMSE, PhD
Environmental and water resources engineeringMSE
Materials science and engineeringMSE, PhD
Mechanical engineeringMSE, PhD
Operations research and industrial engineeringMSE, PhD
Petroleum engineeringMSE, PhD

 College of Fine Arts

Areas of Study Degree(s)
Art educationMA
Art historyMA, PhD
Conducting**MMusic, DMA
DesignMA, MFA
MusicMMusic, DMA, PhD
Music and human learning**MMusic, DMA, PhD
Studio artMFA
TheatreMA, MFA, PhD

John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences

Areas of Study Degree(s)
Energy and earth resourcesMA, MSEER
Geological sciencesMA, MSGeoSci, PhD

School of Information

Areas of Study Degree(s)
Identity management and securityMSIMS
Information security and privacy*MSISP*
Information studiesMSIS**, PhD

College of Liberal Arts

Areas of Study Degree(s)
African and African Diaspora studies MA, PhD
American studiesMA, PhD
AnthropologyMA, PhD
Asian cultures and languagesMA, PhD
Asian studiesMA
ClassicsMA, PhD
Clinical psychology**PhD
Comparative literatureMA, PhD
Creative writingMFA
EconomicsMA, MSEco**, PhD
EnglishMA, PhD
FrenchMA, PhD
GeographyMA, PhD
Germanic studiesMA, PhD
GovernmentMA, PhD
HistoryMA, PhD
Human dimensions of organizationsMA
Iberian and Latin American languages and culturesMA, PhD
Italian studiesMA, PhD
Latin American studiesMA, PhD
LinguisticsMA, PhD
Mexican American and Latina/o studiesMA, PhD
Middle Eastern languages and culturesMA, PhD
Middle Eastern studiesMA
PhilosophyMA, PhD
PsychologyMA, PhD
Religious studiesMA, PhD
Russian, East European, and Eurasian studiesMA
SociologyMA, PhD
Women’s and gender studiesMA

College of Natural Sciences

Areas of Study Degree(s)
AstronomyMA, PhD
BiochemistryMA, PhD
Cell and molecular biologyMA, PhD
ChemistryMA, PhD
Computer scienceMSCompSci, PhD
Data Science*MSDS*
Ecology, evolution, and behaviorMA, PhD
Human development and family sciencesMA, PhD
Marine scienceMSMarineSci, PhD
MathematicsMA, PhD
MicrobiologyMA, PhD
NeuroscienceMSNeurosci, PhD
Nutritional sciencesMSNS, PhD
PhysicsMA, PhD
Plant biologyMA, PhD
StatisticsMSStat, PhD
Textile and apparel technologyMSTAT

School of Nursing

Areas of Study Degree(s)
Nursing: Clinical nurse specialist^MSN
Nursing: Leadership in diverse settings^MSN
Nursing: Nurse practitioner^MSN
Nursing practice**DNP
Nursing science**PhD

College of Pharmacy

Areas of Study Degree(s)
Pharmaceutical sciencesMSPS, PhD
Translational sciencePhD

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Areas of Study Degree(s)
Global policy studiesMGPS**
Public affairsMPAff
Public policyPhD

Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Areas of Study Degree(s)
Social workMSSW, PhD

Intercollegial Programs

Areas of Study Degree(s)
Computational science, engineering, and mathematicsMSCSEM, PhD