A study published in the Journal of Advertising Education ranked Texas Advertising as the top advertising program in the U.S. Ranking significantly ahead of the nearest competition, Texas Advertising scored 102 points. The next closest program was VCU with a score of 35 points.
Having consistently been ranked in the top three over the past twenty years, this ranking is the first to place the Texas Advertising program as #1. Over the past two decades, the faculty of the department have focused on providing the best education possible in the area of advertising and public relations. Gary Wilcox, former chair and current director of graduate programs noted “…this #1 ranking captures what our program has focused on for several years – being the best.”
Texas Advertising offers three degree programs – undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. The department is home to over 1,200 advertising and public relations undergraduate students who study a liberal arts grounded curriculum in addition to advertising/public relations and business. Taught from a management perspective, master’s students can study in the nationally recognized Texas Creative program, the account planning program or choose specializations such as new technologies, non-profit, and health communication. The Texas Advertising Ph.D. program is an interdisciplinary program whose graduates are faculty at major universities around the world.
With alumni working in the advertising and public relations business around the world, the department continues to produce some of the best and brightest.