Best Master's Degrees in Communication in Texas

A master’s in communication and media can translate to a variety of professional settings including business, marketing, public relations, government, and law. 

Three years after completing their degree, communications master’s graduates earn a weighted average salary of $53,921. Our rankings of communications graduate programs cover 71 of the 192 programs available, accounting for 62% of total conferrals. 

We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data. For more information on how we determine the best communication programs, please visit our methodology page.

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#1 in Texas | #9 in Communications nationally

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Economic score: 0.41

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $55,138

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $153

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $22,512

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.41

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Texas | #11 in Communications nationally

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas

Economic score: 0.47

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $50,206

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,207

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $25,434

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.51

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Texas | #29 in Communications nationally

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, Texas

Economic score: 0.72

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $48,128

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,244

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $35,637

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.74

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Texas | #35 in Communications nationally

The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

Economic score: 0.86

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $44,971

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,009

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $36,950

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.82

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Texas | #42 in Communications nationally

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Texas

Economic score: 1.03

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $48,511

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,287

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $51,497

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.06

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Texas | #47 in Communications nationally

Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, Texas

Economic score: 1.17

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $45,028

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,572

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $49,703

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.10

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Texas | #53 in Communications nationally

Texas Southern University

Houston, Texas

Economic score: 2.71

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $30,143

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $17,919

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $51,250

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.70

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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How long does it take to pay down debt in comms & media studies in Texas?

Years

Under 6 months

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in comms & media studies is covered by average graduate earnings in under 6 months.

How much do graduates with master's degree in comms & media studies earn in Texas?

Salary

$55,138

The median master's degree in comms & media studies graduate earns $55,138 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in comms & media studies cost in Texas?

Net cost

$15,736

The average annual cost of a master's degree in comms & media studies is $15,736. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.