Research and Creative Work

Temple’s urban setting in the nation’s fourth largest media market makes the School of Media Communication (SMC) an excellent laboratory for cutting-edge research and creative work. Academic and artistic exchanges occur across disciplines here, and our talented professors and inquisitive students explore the role of communication in public life.

Research and creative work are expected to meet the highest standards of professionalism and social responsibility. Graduate students have opportunities to work with top researchers in an interdisciplinary school of media and communication. Given the breadth of graduate programs SMC offers, you’ll be able to carry out research in compelling new areas of inquiry or creative projects on media platforms of all kinds.

SMC faculty are dedicated to your progress as a scholar, offering suggestions and discussing your intellectual and research interests and goals to help you succeed. You’ll be able to work alone, with other students, and with faculty on numerous scholarly and creative projects, conducting research, presenting at conferences and submitting to journals. Travel and research funding is available to help support your work.

Faculty Research and Creative Work

Our highly ranked scholarly researchers focus on contemporary theory and research issues, covering development, intercultural, international, interpersonal, mass and political communication, as well as emerging technologies. Students also have opportunities to develop creative work alongside award-winning faculty with extensive professional backgrounds.

Student Award News

  • Media and Communication PhD Student Wins Prestigious Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award
    Melissa Meade, a PhD student in the Department of Media and Communication at Temple University, received the National Communication Association’s (NCA) 2015 Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award. Given annually, the award honors the top-ranked, student-authored paper from all NCA units.
  • Congratulations to Kelly Mendoza Congratulations to Media and Communication alumna Kelly Mendoza, who is featured in a new interview with CBS SF Bay Area about her role as director of professional development, education programs, at Common Sense Education.
  • Congratulations to Jennifer Midberry Congratulations to Media and Communication student Jennifer Midberry on the publication of her article “Only Image I Ever See: Media Consumers’ Perceptions of Iraqis,” in The European Journalism Centre’s Emergency Journalism project, which provides resources for journalists reporting on volatile situations.

Faculty Research News

Learn more about research initiatives across Temple University’s various campuses and programs.

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