Journalism and Mass Communication PHD

This PhD program in journalism and mass communication is designed to be small, student-centered and scholarly research-oriented. It is based on the following priorities:

  • a journalism and mass communication focus
  • a transdisciplinary approach that requires coursework outside of the journalism school
  • one-on-one faculty-student mentoring
  • program flexibility

The emphasis of this degree program is the creation of scholarly, peer-reviewed articles and presentations based on journalism and mass communication philosophy, theory and methods. The program prepares students for research-oriented careers in journalism and mass communication education and related fields.

Degree Offered

Journalism and Mass Communication PHD
Journalism & Mass Communication, Walter Cronkite School of


Plan of Study

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