Welcome to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) at Texas State. We are very excited about your interest in our program and look forward to working with you as you begin or continue your college endeavor. The SJMC is committed to excellence in education and takes great pride in the success of our students. Our programs strive to cultivate strong research, theoretical, critical and ethical skills in a diverse and engaging environment that prepares students to be socially responsible media professionals, scholars and citizens.
Academic advising plays an important role in our students success. It allows student and advisor to review the degree, plan for semesters ahead, recommend courses and discuss different career paths. Our pre-mass communication students (have not met our admission requirements) are required to get advised each semester prior to registration. We encourage our full-mass communication students (have met all of our admission requirements) to see an advisor each semester to check on course prerequisites and prepare for graduation.
If you are a prospective student and interested in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication we would be happy to meet with you and share information about our program and answer any questions you may have. Appointments can be set up by calling our office at 512-245-2656.
Effective spring 2013
Students will be considered a “no-show” if they arrive to an appointment more than ten minutes late, or if they do not cancel by phone or in person at least two hours prior to the scheduled start time of the appointment.
Students are allowed three (3) no-shows over the course of their college career. Students who exceed the maximum number of no-shows will lose their ability to schedule an advising appointment and will be required to attend a walk-in day in order to access our services.
The goal of walk-in advising is to confirm planned schedules for the next term and the meeting will be limited to 15 minutes. Long term planning is best suited for a standard advising appointment.
Open walk-in days are held monthly on the second Monday of the month from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Please bring a degree audit and sign in at the College of Fine Arts and Communication advising center, OM 110.
Effective immediately students in our Electronic Media program now have the option to take either MC 3311-Video Production or MC 4356I-Visual Storytelling to satisfy the requirement listed as MC 3311-Video Production in the catalog and on degree audits. Please note this change simply provides an additional option to meet a degree requirement.
Currently, the prerequisites for MC 3312-TV News are MC 3306-Writing for Electronic Media and MC 3311-Video Production. Effective immediately they are now MC 3306-Writing for Electronic Media and MC 3311-Video Production or MC 4356I-Visual Storytelling.
Additional sections of MC 4356I are being added to the fall schedule of classes.