Graduate Programs

The Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications offers a master’s degree in media studies and Ph.D. in mass communications. Our curriculum allows students to design a program of study tailored to their interests, choosing from an array of classes each semester that explore theory and cutting-edge research methods in mass communication.

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    one winner of 2020 Martin Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student: Jason Freeman

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    past and forthcoming presidents of leading professional organizations: Marie Hardin (AEJMC) and Mary Beth Oliver (ICA)

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    three International Communication Fellows: Homero Gil de Zúñiga, Mary Beth Oliver and S. Shyam Sundar

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    of our faculty are editors or senior editors for major journals:          - Computers in Human Behavior (Bu Zhong)          - Mass Communication & Society (Michael Schmierbach)          - Journal of Media Ethics (Patrick Plaisance)          - Journal of Information Policy (Krishna Jayakar)

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    recent job placements by our Ph.D. graduates:          - Litzy Galarza, assistant professor, University of Northern Alabama          - Virginia Harrison, assistant professor, Clemson University          - Wunpini F. Mohammed, assistant professor, University of Georgia          - Maria D. Molina, assistant professor, Michigan State University          - Jinping Wang, assistant professor, Duquesne University

Recent Graduates