Doctorate Degrees in Journalism and Mass Communication

Compare 30 PhD Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication

A PhD is an advanced degree to follow undergraduate or graduate coursework, and is typically the highest level of education a student can achieve. PhD programs usually require significant and original research in a field of study, as well as the completion of a dissertation or thesis.

What is a PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication? A PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication is an advanced degree in the field of communications. Many programs require professional journalism or media experience in addition to undergraduate and graduate degrees in communications or a related field. Courses can include topics like mass communication theory, foundations in mass communication research, and mass communication research methodology.

A PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication provides graduates with a number of skills valuable to future employers including strong written and verbal communications skills. Additionally, information-gathering abilities and critical-thinking skills are useful in a variety of professions and in one’s daily life.

The total cost of obtaining a PhD can vary. Factors that influence costs include location of the school, length of study, and the type of program. Researching programs costs before applying can help assure prospective students of a good fit.

A PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication prepares graduates for a career in mass communication and journalism education, but is also useful in a variety of related fields. Graduates may be a good fit for positions like communications director, press secretary, public affairs officer, media relations officer, advertising executive, or for research positions. Additional skills allow graduates to work in a variety of professions in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. 

PhD programs are available full-time and part-time, and many programs include the option to take courses online in addition to in-person. Programs are available around the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Doctoral Programme in Languages and Communication

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Finland Vaasa

Students of the Doctoral Programme in Languages and Communication complete a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, degree. The aim of the program is to train scientific experts in languages and communication with national and international connections. [+]

PhDs in Journalism and Mass Communication. Students of the Doctoral Programme in Languages and Communication complete a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, degree. The aim of the program is to train scientific experts in languages and communication with national and international connections. The research fields of the programme are applied linguistics, communication studies, and culture and literature studies. Applied linguistics is especially focused on professional languages and communication, language acquisition and immersion, and translation studies. The programme is connected to the following research teams: Bilingualism and Communication in Organizations (BiLingCo), Knowledge and Action in Specialized Communication (KASC), Language Acquisition, Language Teaching and Language Contact in Multilingual Contexts (ReACT), and Intercultural Phenomena in Time (IPIT). The studies of the programme consist of courses on research work and skills, and courses that prepare for working life. These include courses on research theory, methods, ethics and in-depth examination of current scientific research and discussion. The courses on working life consist of training for work in the academic, public and private sectors. The programme is in cooperation with the national doctoral programme in language studies (Langnet) and the Graduate School of Communication Studies. The programme members organize national seminars and courses in collaboration with the said schools. Additionally, the programme utilizes the extensive international network of its research groups. The leader of the Doctoral Programme is Professor Esa Lehtinen. The Graduate School of the University of Vaasa is looking for motivated, talented and research-oriented students to its doctoral programmes. There are two application periods for... [-]

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

This scheme gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for a PhD in one of Hong Kong’s highly ranked universities. If you are interested in conducting cutting-edge research in one of the following areas, PolyU’s renowned Department of English is the place for you. [+]

Study for a PhD in Asia's World City This scheme gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for a PhD in one of Hong Kong’s highly ranked universities. If you are interested in conducting cutting-edge research in one of the following areas, PolyU’s renowned Department of English is the place for you: Language and professional communication Media and communication Language teaching and learning Linguistics, English language and systemic functional linguistics Intercultural communication and area studies Key features of the Fellowship Scheme Monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) Annual conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) for 3 years Tuition scholarship and guaranteed hall accommodation in first year for PolyU awardees Important dates Submission of initial application to RGC: From 1 September 2016 to 1 December 2016, 12:00 (Hong Kong Time) Submission of full application to PolyU: 1 December 2016, 23:59 (Hong Kong Time) Admission Requirements You should make your initial application to the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong through the Fellowship Scheme’s online system to obtain a reference number before submitting a full application. When you apply for admission to the PolyU, via the Fellowship Scheme, you will be considered concurrently for a regular place assigned to the University through the award of a Postgraduate Studentship. This means that even if your application for the Fellowship Scheme is unsuccessful, you still may be offered a regular place in the Department of English. You should: hold a postgraduate degree containing a significant research component,... [-]

PhD in Marketing

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The goal of the PhD program is to develop outstanding scholars who will become active contributors to marketing knowledge and will go on to secure academic jobs at top international universities. In keeping with this spirit, several of our students have published papers in top research journals while in the program. [+]

PhDs in Journalism and Mass Communication. The Department of Marketing continuously strives to achieve excellence in research. The faculty members are renowned for high-quality research and frequently publish their work in top international marketing journals, such as the Journal of Marketing Research (JMR), Journal of Consumer Research (JCR) and Marketing Science (MS). The Marketing Department ranks in the top 10 worldwide in terms of the number of articles published in JMR, JCR, and MS from 2003-2013. The goal of the PhD program is to develop outstanding scholars who will become active contributors to marketing knowledge and will go on to secure academic jobs at top international universities. In keeping with this spirit, several of our students have published papers in top research journals while in the program. One recent graduate was selected for the Marketing Science Institute’s Young Scholar Program, one of the highest accolades a young researcher in the field can receive. The faculty is highly committed to the PhD program and provides students with a stimulating intellectual environment that enables them to become outstanding researchers. They receive rigorous training in the theory and methods of various subfields of marketing, such as consumer behavior and marketing models. State-of-the art courses are offered on themes such as information processing, behavioral game theory, experimental designs, judgment and decision-making, choice modeling, and analytical marketing science. These courses, coupled with the research training, make the PhD a demanding but also rewarding program of study. Apart from gaining in-depth knowledge, students gain hands-on experience... [-]

PhD in Audiovisual Communication

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Audiovisual Communication on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. A maximum of four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of the topic of study and an oral examination (the equivalent of two papers each consisting of four modules) as prescribed in the General Regulation book are required. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is required. [+]

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Audiovisual Communication on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. A maximum of four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of the topic of study and an oral examination (the equivalent of two papers each consisting of four modules) as prescribed in the General Regulation book are required. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is required. Admission requirements A Master’s Degree in Communication is required, with a minimum average of 65%. The general regulation with regard to the duration of the Master’s programme is also applicable in this instance. The closing date for applications for this Degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester. Contact details Name: Dr Ylva Rodny-Gumede Tel: 011 559 4112 / Email: yrodny-gumede@uj.ac.za [-]

Phd In Social Communications

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time September 2017 Congo, DR Kinshasa

At the postgraduate level, students can acquire the degrees of Advanced Studies, Doctor and Higher Education Colleges. [+]

PhDs in Journalism and Mass Communication. The aim of the Faculty of Social Communications is to train both scientifically competent communication professionals and men who are aware and ready to engage and integrate the message of the Gospel into the new culture created by the means of Modern communication (...) with new languages, new techniques and new behaviors (see John Paul II, Redemptoris missio, 37), to identify what benefits and dangers this culture could present for African identity and values. In order to achieve its objectives, the Faculty offers its students theoretical, practical and human training through its rich teaching, laboratories and professionalization studios, numerous workshops, seminars and conferences; A training program that aims to have its graduates carry out the following tasks: (A) information Gather useful documentation on a current topic, and make a relevant and objective analysis of the current problems. (B) with regard to animation: - to prepare and direct a meeting effectively, - to participate actively in the life of a group by encouraging the participation of others, - to work for the building of human relationships. (C) in the field of mass media: - develop effective messages for different target groups, - speak effectively in public, - act as press attaché and hold a press organ, - organize and carry out a radio or television program. (D) in the field of public opinion: - know how to assess the quality of a survey, - supervise the conduct of an investigation E) in matters of pastoral... [-]

PhD in FdV New Frontiers

Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 France Paris

New Frontiers PhD projects aim to expand collective intelligence and contribute to the solutions to global challenges through original research investigations. These projects often sit at the interface of art & design, digital technology, education, and science, however this is not strictly mandatory. For example, past projects have involved learning with games, teaching through research, communication technologies, participatory science, art/design as a means to communicate science, etc. [+]

New Frontiers PhD projects aim to expand collective intelligence and contribute to the solutions to global challenges through original research investigations. These projects often sit at the interface of art & design, digital technology, education, and science, however this is not strictly mandatory. For example, past projects have involved learning with games, teaching through research, communication technologies, participatory science, art/design as a means to communicate science, etc. New Frontiers PhD projects aim to contribute to the solutions to global challenges through novel research investigations. They contribute to mobilizing the collective intelligence towards solutions to societal goals, such as those set forth by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The original contribution of the work addresses questions that are relevant in a research context. The PhD supervisor, Thesis Advisory Commitee, dissertation reviewers, and defense jury provide the guidance and details on acceptable content and format of the dissertation. Featured New Frontiers projects: art and science open science games to learn future of research learning and teaching Definition of research projects The research project can be described by addressing the following sets of questions. Students are expected to address these questions at the beginning of their studies and to constantly reformulate the answers as their projects develop over the three years. On the subject matter What problem or challenge will this research address? Does the subject matter itself differ from that of traditional scientific research? If so, how? On the knowledge sought What kinds of knowledge and understanding will this... [-]

PhD in Design, Technology & Society

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koc University welcomes applications for its Master and PhD in Design, Technology and Society. [+]

PhD in Design, Technology & Society

 

Developments in current technology offer a wide range of opportunities for creative industries. There are eight fundamental fields in the global market where creative industry can grow: design, film production, music, animation, interactive media, computer games, digital advertisement, gastronomy and cultural heritage. Creative industries need scholars and professionals who can use interdisciplinary thinking skills to develop new approaches to the utilization of display technologies and digital products. All over the world, there is an expanding need for experts who can creatively manage the convergence of different communication platforms, who can analyze, anticipate and address the changing needs and expectations of individuals (as consumers or as citizens).... [-]


Official Doctoral Program In Information And Communication Technologies

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Spain A Coruña Ferrol + 1 more

The Doctoral Program in Information and Communication Technologies was given for the first time in 2000/2001, coinciding with the creation of the University Department with the same name. [+]

Introduction The Programme Doctorate in Information and Communication Technologies Was given for the first time in the course 2000/2001, coinciding with the creation of the University Department with the same name. The areas of knowledge of the Department are Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and Telematics Engineering, which determine the basic contents of the program. Since its inception, the doctoral program has been oriented to research in these subject areas, with a large number of applications, surpassing demand year after year to the places offered. The development of the call by an "Information Society" and by others "Knowledge Society", has made the computer and telecommunications sector one of the most active, with the highest growth and specific weight on the indicators Macroeconomic indicators of all advanced countries. In recent years, the European Commission has shown a special interest in Information Society jobs / research, by promoting the use of new technologies in all social fields (eGoverment, eLearning, eHealth And eBusiness. etc.). Thus, the development of information systems in the network involves multiple technologies: networks, multimedia, intelligent systems, methodologies of development and testing, knowledge management and development of hybrid systems, among others. All applicable to bioinformatics, the environment, basic sciences, civil engineering, etc. Therefore, we believe that the proposed Doctoral Program is of great interest to our University and to its social environment. Why study the degree ICTs are one of the key drivers for small and medium-sized enterprise innovation to improve their competitiveness both nationally and internationally. For example, in... [-]

PhD in Media and Communication Studies

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The main objective of this PhD programme is to train researchers and lecturers in the media and communication study field. [+]

Programme Director

Professor Doutor Manuel José Carvalho de Almeida Damásio

 

 

Qualification requirements and regulations

The following may apply for the Doctoral Programme in Communication Sciences:

 

a) The holders of a master’s degree or a legal equivalent;

b) The holders of a B.A. who present an especially relevant academic or scientific which is acknowledge by the Scientific Council of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies’ Communication, Arts and Information Technologies School as being a competence certificate. b) The holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is acknowledged by the Scientific Council of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies’ Communication, Arts and Information Technologies School as being a competence certificate.... [-]


PhD in Communication Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo Antwerp + 8 more

PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies (60 credits) [+]

Our postgraduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Postgraduate programs are advanced academic programs for college and university graduates, as well as for working professionals wishing to pursue a progressive career in the field of communication and liberal arts. The college’s truly global community provides ample opportunities for students to pursue academic topics of interest and research with an emphasis on globalization, communication and higher education. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Courses Postgraduate courses are divided into program-specific courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the postgraduate level. Program-specific courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Graduate Courses 60 credits Courses (PhD) 15 credits / 3 courses Courses (Communication) 15 credits / 3 courses Courses (Higher Education) 15 credits / 3 courses Dissertation 15 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended... [-]

KHM Doctoral Programme

Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany North Rhine Westphalia

The Academy of Media Arts Cologne offers students, through doctoral regulations adopted in 2004, the possibility to complete philosophical dissertations. [+]

PhDs in Journalism and Mass Communication. Academic PhD (Dr. phil.) in Art and Media Studies Art theory, media theory, experimental IT, film theory, design theory, communications theory. Supervision by/in research collaboration with academically qualified teaching staff. Irregular calls for proposals on diverse and changing interdisciplinary topics with subsequent determination of the responsible supervisors in allocated doctoral subjects. Through the doctoral regulations adopted in 2004, the Academy of Media Arts Cologne offers the possibility to complete a philosophical dissertation in an intensely art-related context. The connection between artistic questioning and scientific methods in the KHM’s doctoral programme should lead to relevant new findings. In accordance with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia’s art college legislation, the degree awarded is the same as a university degree, i.e. an academic PhD. The linking of research methods to artistic and media practices in the doctoral project is a prerequisite for admission, a closeness to artistic, media experimentation is desired and encouraged. However, the assessment of the dissertation, in all of its elements, remains an academic one. By allocating the doctoral projects to specific working areas, supervision by the appropriate qualified doctoral teaching staff at the KHM is assured. The dissertation is to be written in German. No scholarships can be awarded. Support in the writing of funding applications is offered. Please submit your application documents by sending them as a printout to: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln / Academy of Media Arts colgne (KHM) Promotionsausschuss Peter-Welter-Platz 2 D - 50676 Köln or: studoffice@khm.de [-]

PhD Research Degrees in Media Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Media and Film Studies at SOAS has an expanding programme of doctoral research with some thirty research students currently enrolled. Our research students work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, both theoretical and empirical, with about half coming from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and half from Europe and North America. [+]

Research Degrees in Media Studies Media and Film Studies at SOAS has an expanding programme of doctoral research with some thirty research students currently enrolled. Our research students work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, both theoretical and empirical, with about half coming from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and half from Europe and North America. The Centre puts emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional, linguistic and cultural knowledge of media and film forms and practices. The PhD in Media and Film Studies is a research degree, involving original research on some aspect of contemporary theoretical and global issues in media and film. Our approach to media and film studies involves a developed critique of Eurocentrism. Our speciality is the analysis of the film and media industries, their contents and their audiences in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and their diasporas, an approach equally well-suited to research on Latin American, East European and mainstream ‘Western' media. In 2007 we opened a PhD stream designed to integrate and interrogate the relationships between theory and practice. The submitted work comprises 60,000 words of written work and up to one hour of audio-visual materials. A research degree in media and film normally takes three years, or up to a maximum of four years should extensive periods of fieldwork be required. Part-time registration is also possible. The Centre stresses interdisciplinarity and draws upon expertise right across the School. So the PhD Programme is equally suited to researchers... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Professional Communication

IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a professional communication discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new knowledge in that discipline. [+]

PhDs in Journalism and Mass Communication. At IUMW, our main business is providing you with quality and globally relevant education in Professional Communication. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is aimed prepare students for a career as an academic or a researcher in the public or private sector. It is a sign of expert knowledge, power and limitless opportunities. Students are expected to have strong theoretical and research methodological foundations and be able to conduct their research fairly independently. Our PhD programme also is designed to mould students into more than just an expert within their field. It is mean to nurture students into becoming the catalyst of human development for the betterment of mankind through groundbreaking ideas, analytical skills and the power of knowledge. Your educational journey has been meticulously designed to unlock full potential towards pursuing professional certification and postgraduate studies. All these and much more in unique education package inclusive of a vibrant university life in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Entry Requirements Applicants are required to possess one of the following qualifications: A Master's Degree or its equivalent in the relevant field; OR Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s Degree, as accepted by the University Senate Programme Structure Phase 1 Coursework Two core courses Research Process and Academic Writing Research Design and Methodology Phase 2 Proposal Defence Each student must present and defend his/her PhD research proposal. The student is only allowed to continue with his/her research to Phase Ill on passing of the defence of... [-]

PhD in Information and Communication Engineering

Nanjing University Of Posts And Telecommunications
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 China Nanjing

PhD in Information and Communication Engineering [+]

The Requirements of Educational Background 1. For those who pursue a bachelor's degree, the applicant must have a high school diploma, excellent performance during high school period, and good health. In principle, not older than 25 years of age. 2. For those who pursue a master's degree, the applicant must have a related bachelor degree, excellent performance during undergraduate study, and good health. In principle, not older than 35 years of age. 3. For those who pursue a doctor's degree, the applicant must have a related master degree, excellent performance during graduate study, and good health. In principle, not older than 40 years of age. The Language Requirements Undergraduate and graduate admission should meet requirements of IELTS or TOEFL. If the applicant has no corresponding certificate, he/she can participate in language training, and could start the professional learning phase after passing the training. The Application Materials 1. NUPT application form; 2. highest graduation certificate; 3. college transcript; 4. one recommendation letter; 5. resume; 6. study plan; 7. passport; 8. passport-sized photo. Admission Procedures 1. NUPT will issue the applicant a scanned pre-admission letter if he/she is qualified,and he/she needs pay the accomadation fee(4000rmb),application fee(400) and insurance fee(600),altogher 5000rmb in advance in due 10 days,then NUPT will issue the "admission notice" and JW202 to the applicant.About the scholarship, for the new students,all of them can get first level scholarship (TUITION FREE) for the first year,for more information on scholarship,check "NUPT International Student Scholarship Management Regulations". 2. The admitted applicant should go... [-]

PhD in Media Management

University of Tehran - Kish International Campus
Campus Full time September 2017 Iran Tehran

Course subjects will prepare students for a range of management careers across the media sector, including: economics, business strategy, media policy, intellectual property rights and marketing. [+]

PhDs in Journalism and Mass Communication. Course subjects will prepare students for a range of management careers across the media sector, including: economics, business strategy, media policy, intellectual property rights and marketing. Course overview PhD in Media Management examines the economic, managerial, legal and cultural frameworks within which media organisations and industries operate. This course is suitable for those who are an aspiring or existing media manager, or have a strong interest in the media sector. It is a combination of advanced-level media and management-related studies focusing on media and communication as well as media and cultural policy. Special interests International communication; Intracultural communication; Media management; Social communication; strategic management; Organizational behaviour; International social communication law, etc. [-]