Graduates from our doctoral program are among the most sought-after job candidates in academia. That's because a doctorate from our school is a research-intensive degree, preparing students to become productive researchers across all spectrums of journalism. Our scholars engage in quantitative and qualitative approaches, learning practical and creative analysis in multiple arenas. These include political communication, audience research, news engagement, visual journalism and cultural, race and gender studies.
This degree requires 57 hours of coursework and a dissertation.
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