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
Li was recently awarded the Social Data Dissertation Fellowship from the SSRC in order to study how citizens can form healthy skepticism toward information they encounter on social media.
With information about COVID-19 rapidly circulating online, it can be difficult to determine what’s true and what’s not. SJMC faculty and students are working on several projects to combat misinformation.
Graduate students and faculty will be active throughout the AEJMC virtual conference, by presenting research, acting as panelists and moderators in group discussions, and more.