Doctorate Degrees in Journalism and Mass Communication

Compare 25 PhD Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication

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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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of English
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Hong Kong

This scheme gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for a PhD in one of Hong Kong’s highly ranked universities. [+]

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 Linguistics, English Language and Systemic Functional Linguistics Language Teaching and Learning Media and Communication Area Studies and Intercultural Communication

Key features of the Fellowship Scheme

Monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) The 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 the first year for PolyU awardees The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) ... [-]

PhD in Communication Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zürich Japan Tokyo Antwerp + 8 more

Ph.D. - 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.... [-]


Ph.D. in Communication and Media Science

Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2019 Hungary Budapest

Communication allows individuals and organizations to conceive, recognize and comprehend their own sociocultural environment. The sociocultural environment of human social-cultural existence consists in patterns in the utilization of symbols. [+]

Ph.D. in Communication and Media Science

Duration of training in semesters: 8 academic semesters

Number of credits to be achieved in the frame of the program: 240 ECTS

Communication allows individuals and organizations to conceive, recognize and comprehend their own sociocultural environment. The sociocultural environment of human social-cultural existence consists in patterns in the utilization of symbols. Our program in English combines theories, methods, and paradigms of sociology, communication and media studies, cultural studies, social psychology, and historical social sciences. We put emphasis and strongly encourage critical, global and interdisciplinary works; thereby the School is planned to be part of the international network of knowledge production.... [-]


PhD Sémiotique et philosophie de la communication

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Campus Full time September 2019 Czech Republic Prague 5

Caractéristique d'école doctorale: Etant constituée de façon interdisciplinaire, l'école doctorale Sémiotique et philosophie de communication propose une préparation scientifique exigeante qui conduit a la recherche philosophique et sémiotique qualifiée de la communication, de son évolution et de ses relations avec d'autres milieux sociaux. [+]

Caractéristique de la spécialité

Caractéristique d'école doctorale: Etant constituée de façon interdisciplinaire, l'école doctorale Sémiotique et philosophie de communication propose une préparation scientifique exigeante qui conduit a la recherche philosophique et sémiotique qualifiée de la communication, de son évolution et de ses relations avec d'autres milieux sociaux.

L'enjeu principal de l'école doctorale est l'étude philosophique des stratégies, des présupposés et des effets de communication. Bien qu'elle est conçue de maniere théorique, elle peut aussi bien disposer l'étudiant a pénétrer dans la pratique médiatique de masse, parce qu'elle aide a comprendre le rôle de la sémiosis dans le processus de médiation. Les étudiants sont menés a prolonger les lignes traditionnelles de recherche en sémiotique et philosophie de communication tcheque et mondiale, ainsi qu'a suivre les connaissances théoriques actuelles et a les développer de façon créative.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Professional Communication

IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 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. [+]

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 mold students into more than just an expert in 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.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication and Rhetoric

Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning
Online Full time 60 hours September 2019 USA USA Online

Texas Tech University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication and Rhetoric (TCR) students will learn and practice the methodologies for conducting research in technical communication and rhetoric, as well as gain experience creating online and one-page documents using visual and written communication. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication & Rhetoric

Texas Tech University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication and Rhetoric (TCR) students will learn and practice the methodologies for conducting research in technical communication and rhetoric, as well as gain experience creating online and one-page documents using visual and written communication. The program provides a broad approach to technical communication, offering classes in areas such as editing, design, rhetorical theory, online documentation, publications management, and usability testing.

Purpose of Degree Program

The Ph.D. qualifies people to conduct independent research by various methods and thus to contribute to knowledge. The Ph.D. is usually a qualification for a professorial position in a university. The aims of the study are broad knowledge of the literature on technical communication and rhetoric, specialized knowledge of some aspect of technical communication or rhetoric as reflected in the dissertation research, and ability to conduct ongoing independent research using one or more methods.... [-]


PhD in Digital Arts

University of Kent, School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The School conducts high-quality significant national and international research and offers excellent opportunities for graduate studies, successfully combining modern engineering and technology with the exciting field of digital media. The digital media group has interests in many areas of interactive multimedia and digital film and animation. [+]

There is particular strength in web design and development, including e-commerce, e-learning, e-health; and the group has substantial experience in interaction design (e.g, Usability and accessibility), social computing (e.g, Social networking, computer-mediated communication), mobile technology (e.g, iPhone), virtual worlds (e.g, Second Life) and video games. In the area of time-based media, the group has a substantial interest in digital film capture and editing, and manipulation on to fully animated 3D modelling techniques as used in games and feature films.

Study support Postgraduate resources Research students in Digital Media work in a dedicated, state-of-the-art studio, equipped with leading-edge MACs and PC workstations, running industry standard software. There is also a photographic studio and a production studio with green screen and motion capture facilities. The School is also equipped with a 3D body scanner – one of only two in the UK. Support As a postgraduate student, you are part of a thriving research community and receive support through a wide-ranging programme of individual supervision, specialised research seminars, general skills training programmes, and general departmental colloquia, usually with external speakers. We encourage you to attend and present your work at major conferences, as well as taking part in our internal conference and seminar programmes. Research areas ... [-]

Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Film Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Centre for Film and Screen Studies invites applications for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in Film and Screen Studies with particular reference to Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East. The Centre’s geographical focus on film/screen industries and movements beyond the dominant Western ‘global’ Hollywood and European economies of production, distribution, and exhibition, makes the Centre unique in its approach. We are also keen to promote research on the transnational, transcultural and multi-media nature of the image in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. [+]

Research Degrees in Film Studies

The Centre for Film and Screen Studies invites applications for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in Film and Screen Studies with particular reference to Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East. The Centre’s geographical focus on film/screen industries and movements beyond the dominant Western ‘global’ Hollywood and European economies of production, distribution, and exhibition, makes the Centre unique in its approach. We are also keen to promote research on the transnational, transcultural and multi-media nature of the image in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

In a ‘global’ industry, film and media scholars and practitioners are increasingly recognizing the need for a move toward the study of image cultures and industries beyond the historical hegemonies of the European and Hollywood industries. The range of expertise in non-Western film/screen studies and cultures offered at SOAS provides a unique opportunity to respond and contribute to current critical and theoretical debates in these disciplines by providing a vibrant intellectual home for research students with an interest in film and screen studies.... [-]


Phd in social communications

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time February 2019 Congo, DR Kinshasa

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

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:... [-]


PhD in Marketing Communication

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to Marketing 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. 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 Marketing 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. 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.... [-]


Official doctoral program in information and communication technologies

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 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.... [-]


PhD in Media and Communications

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

With strengths across the fields of Media and Communication, the Department of Communications offers aspirant researchers and accomplished professionals a strong platform to develop both their academic interests and their career. The Department aims to provide an inspiring and vibrant environment for postgraduate research, to support the development of research and presentation skills, and to respond to the academic needs of our students. We create opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction and we pride ourselves on helping our students to extend their professional networks by organizing conferences, seminars, and events that aim to establish close links with the media industry and the local and international academic community. [+]

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Media and Communication (PhD, 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle ( Doctorate) The language of Instruction: The programme is offered in both English and Greek. Mode of Study: Full time / Part-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme

With strengths across the fields of Media and Communication, the Department of Communications offers aspirant researchers and accomplished professionals a strong platform to develop both their academic interests and their career. The Department aims to provide an inspiring and vibrant environment for postgraduate research, to support the development of research and presentation skills, and to respond to the academic needs of our students. We create opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction and we pride ourselves on helping our students to extend their professional networks by organizing conferences, seminars, and events that aim to establish close links with the media industry and the local and international academic community. The members of the Department of Communications are actively engaged in challenging projects and publications, and in a broad range of extracurricular activities such as: creative media projects, organisation of media-related festivals and other cultural events; professional training and consultancies in a variety of fields such as Media Literacy and Education, Digital Media and Learning, Film Policy, Community Media, Transmedia and Digital Storytelling and Social Media Management.... [-]


PhD in Information and Communication Systems

Open University Of Cyprus
Online Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2019 Cyprus Cyprus Online + 1 more

The doctoral program "Information and Communication Systems" has as main mission the research on issues related to Information and Communication Systems. [+]

The PhD program "Information and Communication Systems" Of the Open University of Cyprus offers a limited number of positions for the Ph.D. dissertation.

Purpose of the Program

The PhD program "Information and Communication Systems" has as its main mission the research on issues related to Information and Communication Systems.

Research Areas / Admission Requirements

For the Academic Year 2017-2018 up to two places will be offered in the subject:

1.Communication / Artificial Intelligence with emphasis on the following topics:

Mechanical learning and computational learning theory Reason of common sense and formal argumentation Mechanical reading and understanding of natural language and stories Develop smart applications on mobile devices ... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Studies in Mass Media

Pan-European University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Slovakia Bratislava

Faculty of Mass Media operates on the market since 2007 by which it has extended the education in the field of Studies in Mass Media. [+]

Faculty of Mass Media operates on the market since 2007 by which it has extended the education in the field of Studies in Mass Media.

The main goal of the faculty is focused on the development and education of media and marketing professionals, offers them quality theoretical knowledge, as well as a possibility to attain practical skills that may be later creatively applied in printing, online, multimedia and advertising.

The combination of the significant pedagogues – skilled educationalists and theoreticians together with a well-known and recognized professionals from practice (journalists, various managers from the field of advertising and communication and PR agencies) is the guarantee of the modern education in the attractive fields of media communication and journalism.... [-]


Doctorate in communication

San Jorge University / Fundacion Universidad San Jorge
Campus September 2019 Spain Zaragoza

The Doctorate aims to develop the skills and competencies necessary to successfully carry out a strong research activity in the field of communication. The objectives of the PhD program in Communication are the training of researchers in the own scientific field, the transmission of scientific advances, learning theories and techniques of specialized research and professional development of graduates in the different branches of the Communication. [+]

The Doctorate aims to develop the skills and competencies necessary to successfully carry out a strong research activity in the field of communication. The objectives of the PhD program in Communication are the training of researchers in the own scientific field, the transmission of scientific advances, learning theories and techniques of specialized research and professional development of graduates in the different branches of the Communication.

Lines of investigation

audiovisual communication and audiovisual media. institutional and corporate communication. intercultural communication political communication newspaper design. communicative company. Journalistic genres and formats. History of Communication. Advertising: creativity, media, processes. Dirigido a: ... [-]