Graduate Overview

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


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.

Research M.A.

The Research M.A. focuses on developing tools in mass communication research and typically leads to enrollment in a doctoral program.

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Professional M.A.

The professional M.A. typically leads to careers in news and information production.

Grad Program News

Kathryn McGarr wins Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize

Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kathryn McGarr, was recently selected for the Margaret A. Blanchard …

Professor Young Mie Kim Publishes Research on Groups and Targets of Divisive Issue Campaigns on Facebook

The UW-Madison research, “The Stealth Media? Groups and Targets Behind Divisive Issue Campaigns on Facebook,” conducted by Professor Young Mie …