Graduate Programs

More than 200 graduate students pursue professional and scholarly opportunities in the School’s five graduate programs.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Media and Communication

The M&C curriculum offers a strong foundation in research and methodology and is oriented around the institutions and social processes of mass media and communication. Students are mentored through individualized courses of study, teach undergraduate courses, and participate in faculty research and publications.

Master of Arts in Media Studies and Production

Students examine media institutions, social and cultural processes, the organization and management of mass media, telecommunications, and new technologies. Students may complete professional media training and internships. The program offers a foundation in theory and methodology and is preparatory for the PhD in Media and Communication.

Master of Journalism

Designed for students interested in writing-intensive media professions, this professional program offers advanced training in traditional and Web-based media, including newspaper, magazine, and broadcast. Students may pursue professional media training and internships. Preparatory for the PhD in Media and Communication.

Master of Science in Communication Management

Students learn to manage and apply strategic communication as part of a leadership team. Using advanced skills in research, management, problem-solving, and issues management, they gain relevant management and communications competencies to build effective relationships between all types of organizations and their publics.

Master of Science in Globalization and Development Communication

GDC is a one year program, immersing students in 30 hours of coursework on development communication theory and research methods in addition to project management and evaluation, campaign design, participatory communication, the application of new and emergent technologies, and an area specialization.

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Patrick Murphy Associate Dean
  • Office of Research & Graduate Studies
  • 344 Annenberg Hall
  • Phone: 215-204-3876
  • Fax: 215-204-0310
Nicole McKenna Director
  • Office of Research & Graduate Studies
  • 344 Annenberg Hall
  • Phone: 215-204-1497
  • Fax: 215-204-0310