Indiana University

Indiana University Journalism

Ph.D. in Mass Communications

2011 doctoral degrees
Photo by Seong Choul Hong
Receiving the degree represents hard work and strong bonds with faculty. From left are 2011 Ph.D. recipients and mentors: Lindita Camaj, Jason Martin, professor David Weaver, Gerry Lanosga, Yunjuan (Lily) Luo and professor David Nord.
Media School Update:

Beginning in fall 2015, the new Media School will offer an integrated Ph.D. that brings together the existing programs in telecommunications, journalism, and film- and media-related communication and culture programs. This new integrated degree is currently under development, and details will be posted soon after it is finalized. Information on this page pertains to students in the current journalism program only.

Students interested in applying to Ph.D. programs in journalism, film- and media-related communication and culture, and telecommunications in The Media School should apply through the graduate school admissisions website. When you get to the selection process, select "telecommunications" in the drop-down list. 

Contact journalism graduate studies director Lars Willnat for more information.


Course Requirements

  • Foundation core of:
    • J500 Introduction to Mass Media Research
    • J555 Teaching Mass Communications in College
    • J571 Theory and Research: Macro-Social Level
    • J600 Quantitative Methods in Mass Communications Research
    • J651 Qualitative Methods in Mass Communications Research
    • and one statistics course.
  • Either proficiency in depth in an appropriate language or completion of an approved set of three tool-skill courses. With the permission of the director of graduate studies, these courses may be counted in the concentration areas.
  • At least two other approved courses at the 600-level in journalism. These courses may be counted in the concentration areas.
  • Twenty-one to 27 credit hours in each of two concentration areas and up to 27 credit hours in electives and dissertation for a minimum of 90 credit hours.

More info:


Contact:

  • Graduate Admissions at 812-855-1701 or by email.