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.

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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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Grad Program News

Future Broadcasters Get Hands-on Experience with Badger Report

For students pursuing a career in reporting from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the experience of a newsroom is invaluable.

Karyn Riddle Quoted in NYT Article About the Effects Viewing Violent Media May Have on Teenagers

Just as research suggests that we should shield young viewers from seeing fictional depictions of smoking and suicide, studies indicate …