London and Rome Learning Community Students A Mass Communication degree through the School of Journalism and Mass Communication will allow you to examine and analyze many forms of mass media, and even more importantly, equip you to gain successful work in this continuously evolving field.
Comprehensive Examination Requirements All candidates for graduate degrees must pass one or more comprehensive examinations.
If a student elects to follow the thesis option for the degree, a committee to direct the written thesis will be established. Thesis proposals vary by department and discipline. Please see your department for proposal guidelines and requirements.
If the thesis research involves human subjects, the student must obtain exemption or approval from the Texas State Institutional Review Board prior to submitting the proposal form to The Graduate College. The IRB approval letter should be included with the proposal form.
Failure to submit the thesis proposal in a timely fashion may result in delayed graduation. Thesis Committee The thesis committee must be composed of a minimum of three approved graduate faculty members.
Thesis Enrollment and Credit The completion of a minimum of six hours of thesis enrollment is required. For a student's initial thesis course enrollment, the student will need to register for thesis course number A. After that, the student will enroll in thesis B courses, in each subsequent semester until the thesis is defended with the department and approved by The Graduate College.
Preliminary discussions regarding the selection of a topic and assignment to a research supervisor will not require enrollment for the thesis course. The number of thesis credit hours students enroll in must reflect the amount of work being done on the thesis that semester.
It is the responsibility of the committee chair to ensure that students are making adequate progress toward their degree throughout the thesis process. Failure to register for the thesis course during a term in which supervision is received may result in postponement of graduation.
After initial enrollment in A, the student will continue to enroll in a thesis B course as long as it takes to complete the thesis. Thesis projects are by definition original and individualized projects. As such, depending on the topic, methodology, and other factors, some projects may take longer than others to complete.
If the thesis requires work beyond the minimum number of thesis credits needed for the degree, the student may enroll in additional thesis credits at the committee chair's discretion.
In the rare case when a student has not previously enrolled in thesis and plans to work on and complete the thesis in one term, the student will enroll in both A and B. If acceptable progress is not being made in a thesis course, the instructor may issue a grade of F.
If the student is making acceptable progress, a grade of PR is assigned until the thesis is completed. A student who has selected the thesis option must be registered for the thesis course during the term or Summer I during the summer, the thesis course runs ten weeks for both sessions in which the degree will be conferred.
The following must be submitted to The Graduate College by the thesis deadline listed on The Graduate College website: One 1 PDF of the thesis in final form, approved by all committee members, uploaded in the online Vireo submission system.
After the dean of The Graduate College approves the thesis, Alkek Library will harvest the document from the Vireo submission system for publishing in the Digital Collections database according to the student's embargo selection.
While original wet signatures are preferred, there may be situations as determined by the chair of the committee in which obtaining original signatures is inefficient or has the potential to delay the student's progress.
In those situations, the following methods of signing are acceptable: If this process results in more than one document with signatures, all documents need to be submitted to The Graduate College together. No copies are required to be submitted to Alkek Library. However, the library will bind copies submitted that the student wants bound for personal use.
Personal copies are not required to be printed on archival quality paper. The student will take the personal copies to Alkek Library and pay the binding fee for personal copies.
Master's level courses in Mass Communications: Teaching Techniques in Mass Communication. Required of, and open only to, graduate teaching and instructional assistants as a condition of employment. This course provides training and planned periodic evaluations of instructional responsibilities.
This course does not earn graduate degree credit.Non-thesis master's for students interested in basic concepts and theories in journalism and mass communication studies but not in advanced doctoral-level training. Graduate programs in journalism and mass communication are designed for advanced academic preparation in the various fields of mass communication and journalism, and for training in.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers an opportunity for media professionals, and recent graduates to expand their education and training within the mass communication field by earning a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree.
A professional mass media option that provides students with advanced professional training in multi-platform journalism or strategic communication/public relations is also available. Students will either write a master’s thesis or create a professional project as their capstone experience.
20 Interesting Dissertation Topics In Journalism And Mass Communication. If you are studying media studies, journalism, or even English then you may be required to write a dissertation that is in some way related to journalism and/or mass communication. 9 hours of graduate electives in Journalism and Mass Communication.
6 credit hours of graduate work in areas other than Journalism and Mass Communication.
JMC Thesis: 4 hours. Requires 33 credit hours including a minimum of 4 project hours. Core courses 13 hours. Journalism and Mass Communications, College of Theses from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Master's candidates: Deposit of your thesis or project is required.