Ph.D. in Mass Communications

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Program Description

Ph.D. in Mass Communications

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Newhouse doctoral students take classes outside the Newhouse School and develop at least one outside area of expertise. You may draw on an extensive variety of faculty in other schools at Syracuse University.

Specialized study

You can specialize in the functions and social effects of print and electronic media or focus on media-related institutions in society. Among the topics, you might consider are influences on media content, media influence on social behavior, new communications technologies, advertising influences on consumer behavior, public relations, media law and ethics, diversity and the media, science communication and political communication.

Areas of study

Coursework includes four areas of study: mass communication theory, research methods, and statistics, courses related to the dissertation and a substantive area outside the Newhouse School (for example, sociology, psychology, political science, information studies).

Doctoral students complete at least 90-semester credits beyond the bachelor’s degree. Of the 90 credits, 18 credits count toward the dissertation. Of the 90 credits, at least 36 classroom credits must be earned in residence at Syracuse University. If you are entering the program with a master’s degree, you should be able to complete the program in three years.

Applicants with master’s degrees will be given preference for admission to the Ph.D. program.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 11, 2018
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Sept. 2019
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USA - Syracuse, New York
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