HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY DEGREE?
The program is designed to be completed in one calendar year. Most classes are offered in standard fall/spring/summer semesters. Inter-session study opportunities exist.
HOW MUCH DO CLASSES COST?
For 2017-2018, each credit hour costs $1,100, plus a student fee of $238 per credit hour. Tuition is the same for in-state, out of state, and international students.
WHEN SHOULD I START?
We recommend starting in fall and taking four classes per semester. It is possible to start mid-year.
IS FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE?
For full-time students both scholarships and research/teaching assistantships are available. These competitive awards significantly reduce the cost of the program.
Learn more about financial aid.
CAN I GO PART-TIME?
Yes. Students enroll for between 1 and 5 classes per semester.
CAN I WORK WHILE I GO TO SCHOOL?
Yes. Part-time work is definitely possible. Classes are offered weeknights and on some weekends. A full-time job and full-time study is not recommended.
WHERE DO TAI STUDENTS COME FROM?
TAI graduate students come from both U.S. and international backgrounds.
Students have attended from all over the United States, and as far away as Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Honduras, India, and Nigeria. Dallas is very welcoming of foreign students and we love the global perspective!
WHO ARE THE PROFESSORS?
TAI Faculty are world-renown professionals and academic experts.
Would you like to learn from the former CEO of Tracy Locke?
Want to learn how to pitch new business from a guy who built and sold three agencies?
How about studying creativity with the artist and graphic designer who sold his design firm, created the “We are All Homeless” project and got more than 5,000,000 online impressions last summer.
Study online advertising with the former Editor of the Journal of Interactive Advertising.
Develop your cultural fluency with an Altschuler Distinguished Professor who lived in Japan, Canada, & Singapore and has traveled to more than 30 countries.
If that is not enough, study with leading advertising researchers and current working professionals who can all share best practices and the way the industry really works.
Download faculty bios
CAN I STOP & START AGAIN?
Of course. Life keeps us all busy. Come take a class or two and then take a break.
WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?
Students need a bachelor’s degree and to provide transcripts..
A GRE or GMAT score is required, ONLY if applying to the full-time program.
International students are required to provide a TOEFL score.
Read more here.
CAN I COME FOR A VISIT?
We love visitors. Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Professor Peter Noble for more information or to schedule a visit. You may also call 214-768-4967.
CAN I TALK WITH CURRENT STUDENTS?
Our students love to talk about the program! Do not hesitate to contact us and we will put you in touch with current students.