Austin College offers excellent pre-professional preparation for graduate and professional schools. If grad school is your goal, consult with your faculty mentor to select an appropriate major in keeping with grad/professional school requirements in your desired field. For Law, Health Sciences, Engineering, and Ministry, there are special pre-professional advisers who will help you every step of the way. You can also earn your bachelor’s and master’s degree in teaching in five years at Austin College through our Austin Teacher Program. Many other opportunities are available through the Gateways to Grad School program, which provides simple paths to get into, pay for, and quickly complete your program with our partner schools.
The Education department at Austin College is committed to preparing the next generation of teacher leaders. Through this five-year Master of Arts program, you can earn your BA degree while also taking graduate education courses. This accelerated programs allows you to complete your bachelor’s degree, get your teaching certification, and complete your master’s degree in as little as 4.5 years.
M.A. Mass Communication
In partnership with Austin College, Texas Tech University offers a Master of Arts in Mass Communication program, designed to prepare you to succeed in the communications industry or to continue studies toward a Ph.D. You can select courses in the media and communication fields, journalism, publishing, advertising, public relations, and other related industries. We offer two curriculum options: a traditional research-based thesis track or a professional non-thesis track. Both tracks are 30 credit hours. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A Clear Path to Graduate School
The Austin College “Gateways to Grad School” program makes it simpler for Austin College students get into and pay for graduate school. Through our graduate school partners, you can access special admission offers and scholarships. You may also have the opportunity to take summer courses with your graduate school program that will earn you undergraduate credit at Austin College and graduate-level course work for your program.