The School of Journalism is a collaborator in the Media and Information Studies (M.I.S) Ph.D. program.
Students choose Journalism as their home department if they would like to study any aspect of journalism (text and visual communication) and its relationship to societies in our global village.
Our students also study the industry, audiences and traditional media and innovative technologies influences. And, they work with faculty on issues concerning social media, health and environment, and international studies, among myriad other topics of their choosing.
We invite you to join other students in this exciting interdisciplinary field that is at the intersection of the social sciences, traditional media and socio-technical systems. Students develop and apply knowledge about media and information and communication technologies. They become active scholars, teachers, and leaders in media and information fields in industry and at universities across the globe.
Our MIS PhD program is ranked among the top 10 of all doctoral programs in communication in the United States, according to the National Research Council (NRC). Our faculty and the colleges Ph.D. programs were placed No. 1 in educating researchers in communication technology, and were in the top four in mass communication, according to the most recent National Communication Association (NCA) rankings. In addition, we were ranked third in faculty publications and student authorship in a study reported in The Electronic Journal of Communication.