University of Wisconsin–Madison

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

SJMC doctoral student receives Fulbright award to conduct research in India

Doctoral student Alicia Wright has received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research award for $45,000 to conduct fieldwork in New Delhi, …

Three SJMC faculty win prestigious international awards

Three School of Journalism and Mass Communication faculty members were honored at the May 2017 International Communication Association conference in …