Mass Communications Ph.D.

Our fully-funded, interdisciplinary doctoral program will prepare you for a rewarding career in communications research and teaching.

Our program offers a stimulating intellectual environment where you may explore and specialize in a variety of topics, including media ethics and diversity; media sociology; new media; political communication; popular television; public relations; or social effects.

The doctoral program is designed to be completed in three years, with two years of coursework followed by qualifying exams and the dissertation.

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Regina Luttrell

Regina Luttrell

  • Associate Dean

    Research and Creative Activity
  • Associate Professor

    Public Relations
  • Co-Director

    Real Chemistry Emerging Insights Lab
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Anne Osborne

Anne Osborne

  • Director

    Doctoral Program
  • Director

    Media Studies
  • Professor

    Communications
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Kristen Northrop

Kristen Northrop

  • Assistant Director

    Research and Creative Activity
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Robyn Kobasa

Robyn Kobasa

  • Administrative Assistant

    Research and Creative Activity
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