Research and Teaching Strengths
- Civic and political communication
- International & inter-cultural communication
- Information technologies
- Health, environmental and science communication
- History of communication
- Law and ethics of media
- Social networking and digital media
- Journalism studies
- Processes and effects of mediated communication
Explore our Graduate Programs
MASS COMMUNICATIONS Ph.D.
The Ph.D. degree in Mass Communications provides future academics and professionals with rigorous training in theory and research with highly individualized programs that students develop in consultation with their advisors.
The Research M.A. focuses on developing tools in mass communication research and typically leads to enrollment in a doctoral program.
The professional M.A. typically leads to careers in news and information production.
Graduate Program News
In the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, students, faculty and staff are collaborating on efforts surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion.
Alum Yini Zhang (PhD’20) received the Thomas E. Patterson Best Dissertation Award from the Political Communication section.
As summer winds to a close, many of our 2021 Ph.D. alums are heading out into the world and moving on to their next adventures. Here are the new roles some of our graduate alums are taking on.