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Graduate Program Alumni

Graduate Alumni

Students who receive their M.A. in Communication Studies from Texas State learn how to analyze and assess messages from different perspectives, which is a valuable tool in both academic and non-academic career paths. We have a variety of courses that offer students an applied experience, including organizational communication, training and development, and health communication. In these courses, students learn about communication through their work with clients. In addition to this experience, theory is integrated into all of our courses, which prepares students who are interested in pursuing more academic endeavors. Moreover, our graduate teaching assistants are enrolled in our award-winning Teaching and Learning Academy, which provides them an outstanding foundation for teaching college level courses. Together, these opportunities provide our students with extensive training and preparation to work in diverse career paths.

After receiving their M.A. in Communication Studies from Texas State University, our M.A. students matriculate to some of the top Ph.D. programs in the country, including:

Universities at which our M.A. graduates have pursued doctoral degrees include:
Arizona State University University of Arizona
Bowling Green State University University of Georgia
Georgia Mason University University of Kansas
Georgia State University University of Kentucky
Indiana University University of Massachusetts-Amherst
North Dakota State University University of Minnesota
Ohio University University of Missouri-Columbia
Pennsylvania State University University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Purdue University University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Regent University University of Oklahoma
Rutgers University University of Southern Mississippi
Southern Illinois University University of Texas-Austin
Texas A&M University University of Texas-San Antonio
Texas Tech University University of Utah
UC Berkeley West Virginia University


Because of the extensive instructional training that they receive in our M.A. program at Texas State University, our students are equipped with the tools necessary to work in a variety of higher education institutions around the country, including:


University Employment
Pepperdine University Texas Tech University-Waco
University of Southern Mississippi Stonybrook University
Western Oregon University High Point University
DePaul University Cameron University
Nebraska Wesleyan University Carnegie Mellon University
Alamo College University of Georgia
Belmont University University of Louisiana-Monroe
California Polytechnic State U, Pomona UTSA Health Sciences Center
Whitman College San Diego State University
Cenral Michigan University Macalister College
Ohio University Lone Star College
SUNY Oswego University of Colorado-Boulder
Stephen F. Austin University Howard Payne University
University of Vermont Purdue University
Aurora University San Antonio College
Oklahoma City University Del Mar Community College
San Francisco State University Lamar University
Boise State University Texas State University
  Austin Community College


Our students receive a variety of applied experience, both inside and outside of the classroom, that makes them very competitive candidates for positions in organizations all over the country, including:


Employment in Organizations
United Airlines Facebook
Delta Airlines Dell
Hilton+Knowlton Strategies Hillco Partners
Yeti Strategic Partnership Inc.
CGI HomeAway
Watermark Memorial Hermann Health System
Boost Consulting HEB Headquarters
WSense Corp. Houston ISD
Hahn Public AccentCare
Dimensional Fund Advisors VMware
rateGenius Quantified Communications
TriZetto Healthcare Products Bickerstaff Health Delgado Acosta LLP
United Health Group D&K Partners
Endeavor Management Swann Street Strategies
MSB Consulting Casa de los Ninos
Austin ISD NBC Today Show
City of Austin Verizon
State of Texas CocaCola
Superior Health CPS Energy