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Cronkite Doctoral Program

Phd Graduation

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers a student-centered, scholarly research-oriented Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in journalism and mass communication.

Students study in the Cronkite School’s state-of-the-art journalism complex on ASU’s Downtown Campus in the heart of Phoenix, the nation’s fifth-largest city.

Students are expected to have professional media experience along with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism, mass communication or a related field. Students without master’s degrees may be admitted but will be required to complete additional course work.

Students will be mentored by nationally known scholars who have professional experience in broadcasting, media, strategic communications and public relations. Key interests of Cronkite faculty include both qualitative and quantitative methods on topics such as Spanish-language media, gender and race, sex and the media, First Amendment theory, popular culture, newsroom culture, international communication and history.

The Cronkite School’s Ph.D. program is one of the few in the Southwest. Visit the school, tour the campus and learn more. Contact Assistant Dean B. William Silcock at b.silcock@asu.edu.

Faculty Mentors

Bill Silcock

B. William Silcock

Assistant Dean for Research and International Programs, Humphrey Program Curator, Director of Cronkite Global Initiatives

Craig M. Allen

Craig M. Allen

Associate Professor

Marianne Barrett

Marianne Barrett

Louise Solheim Professor

Sharon Bramlett-Solomon

Sharon Bramlett-Solomon

Lincoln Center of Applied Ethics Professor of Media & Culture, Associate Professor

Monica Chadha

Monica Chadha

Assistant Professor

John E. Craft

John E. Craft

Curator of Cronkite Gallery, Professor

Dawn Gilpin

Dawn Gilpin

Associate Professor

Syed Ali Hussain

Syed Ali Hussain

Assistant Professor

K. Hazel Kwon

K. Hazel Kwon

Associate Professor

Fran R. Matera

Fran R. Matera

Founding Director, Public Relations Lab, Associate Professor

Jacob Nelson

Jacob Nelson

Assistant Professor

Sada J. Reed

Sada J. Reed

Assistant Professor

Dennis E. Russell

Dennis E. Russell

Associate Professor

Leslie-Jean Thornton

Leslie-Jean Thornton

Associate Professor

Xu Wu

Xu Wu

Associate Professor