Ph.D. Degree in Media and Information Studies

Interested in studying advertising and media at the Ph.D. level? Consider our Media & Information Studies doctoral program, an interdisciplinary program that includes advertising, journalism, and telecommunication, information studies, and media.

The Department of Advertising, Public Relations, & Retailing offers an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in Media & Information Studies. The Media & Information Studies Ph.D. degree is designed for accomplished students looking to research, teach, or work in top advertising and media research and industry positions. According to data released by the National Resource Council (NRC), on September 28, 2010, the MIS doctoral program ranked seventh overall and third among the subcategory of Media Ph.D. programs in the United States.

Advertising Faculty Research Areas

  • Branding
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media/New Media
  • Advertising Impacts
  • Advergames
  • Development & Philanthropy
  • Mass Media Ethics
  • Health & Public Service Campaigns
  • Media Literacy
  • Children & Advertising

Courses for Advertising Doctoral Students
Students take core classes in methods and theory supplemented by topic-focused courses outside the department and college.

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