Graduate Overview

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Professional M.A. Virtual Open House

Tuesday, October 24
6 – 7 p.m. CDT

Interested in applying for the Professional M.A. program? Join us for an informational open house! Hear from graduate adviser Lisa Aarli, program director Stacy Forster and other faculty members about our customizable program, the department, UW-Madison and the Madison community. We’ll also share helpful application tips and answer all of your questions.

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Ph.D. and Research M.A. Virtual Open House

Wednesday, October 25
6 – 7 p.m. CDT

Looking to further your research education? Join our informational open house to learn more about our Ph.D. and Research M.A. programs! Graduate adviser Lisa Aarli, program director Mike Wagner and other faculty members will share information about our internationally recognized program, our department, UW-Madison, and the Madison community. They’ll also share helpful application tips and answer all of your questions.

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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.

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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.

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