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Graduate Degree Programs and Advisors


Graduate students can choose to major in one of 20 degree programs designed to develop leaders in the professions and research.

For more information on the following graduate degree programs and majors in liberal arts, please click on the links below.  Information is also available from the online Graduate Catalog

Below, click on the program title to see full information about the program.  Click on the program director's or graduate advisor's name to request information about a program.


Master of Arts in Anthropology
Graduate Advisor: Dr Michelle Hamilton, (512) 245-8272

Master of Arts in Literature
Graduate Advisor: Dr. Paul Cohen, (512) 245-7685
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Program Director: Dr. Doug Dorst, (512) 245-2163
Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition
Program Director: Dr. Rebecca Jackson, (512) 245-8975
Master of Arts in Technical Communication
Program Director: Dr. Miriam Williams (512) 245-3015

Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Yongmei Lu, (512) 245-1337
Graduate Staff Advisor: Ms. Allison Glass, MAG, (512) 245-2618
Master of Applied Geography
Master of Science in Geography
Doctor of Philosophy in Geography--Geography
Doctor of Philosophy in Geography--Geographic Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Geography--Geographic Information Science

Master of Arts in History
Graduate Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Montgomery, (512) 245-2067
Master of Arts in History—Public History
Graduate Advisor: Dr. P. Lynn Denton, (512) 245-6196
Master of Education in History
Graduate Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Montgomery, (512) 245-2067

International Studies
Master of Arts in International Studies
Graduate Advisor: Mr. Jeremy Peña, (512) 245- 2339

Modern Languages
Master of Arts in Spanish
Graduate Advisor: Dr.Yuri Porras, (512) 245-2360

Master of Arts in Applied Philosophy and Ethics
Graduate Advisor: Dr.Audrey McKinney, (512) 245-2047

Political Science
Master of Arts in Political Science
Graduate Advisor: Dr. Cecilia Castillo, (512) 245-2143
Master of Arts in Legal Studies
Program Director: Dr.Lynn Crossett, (512) 245-2233
Master of Public Administration
Program Director: Dr.Thomas Longoria, (512) 245-2143

Master of Arts in Psychological Research
Program Director: Dr. Kelly Haskard-Zolnierek, (512) 245-2526

Graduate Advisor: Dr.Patti Giuffre, (512) 245-2113
Master of Arts in Sociology
Master of Science in Applied Sociology
Master of Science in Dementia and Aging Studies

Master of Arts in Sustainability Studies
Master of Science in Sustainability Studies