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
Here’s a look at our two graduating ProTrackers and some of the stories they’ve completed throughout the program, as well as skills they’ve learned and other major takeaways.
Congratulations to our Baughman Senior Achievement Award Winners and graduate student teaching and leadership award winners!
Ph.D. student Yiping Xia, was recently awarded a Mini Fellowship from UW-Madison's Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies. We caught up with Yiping to hear more about him and what he hopes to do after graduation.