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4 PhD Programs in Journalism

The highest degree that can be earned is a PhD or Doctor of Philosophy. This is an intensive research program and reserved for those who are committed to extended research studies. What is a PhD in Journalism? A doctorate program in journalism allows students to focus on the research and academic side of the field. Students typically choose a specific area within the field to study, such as histor… Read more

The highest degree that can be earned is a PhD or Doctor of Philosophy. This is an intensive research program and reserved for those who are committed to extended research studies.

What is a PhD in Journalism? A doctorate program in journalism allows students to focus on the research and academic side of the field. Students typically choose a specific area within the field to study, such as history, ethics, law, sociology or communications. Most programs include research and methodology coursework that must be completed, such as qualitative methods. Programs may also include courses on theory and history, regardless of the focus area. Programs end with an advanced research project called a dissertation. Students guide their own programs, so the length of time it can take to complete a PhD varies greatly with average times being between two and five years.  

Upon completing a program, students will have advanced knowledge in the area of journalism. They will be prepared to continue research, teach or work in high-level positions within the field.

The costs in a PhD program are largely guided by the student. Therefore, giving an accurate estimate is difficult. Students should confer with their school’s financial department.

After graduation, students can enter into administration or teaching positions. Beyond that, career opportunities are also available in strategic communications. Graduates may also choose to work in private corporations and with media entities. The research and management skills learned in a program may enable students to qualify for advanced career positions. Some graduates may choose to continue research in their chosen topic area or to start their own company.

If you want to advance your knowledge and skills in the area of journalism, then a PhD in Journalism may be for you. 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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University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Journalism on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairp ... +

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Journalism 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 also required. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University of Colorado Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information
Boulder, USA

The Ph.D. in Journalism Studies offered by the Department of Journalism is one of three separate and distinct tracks of the Media Research and Practice doctoral program within ... +

The Ph.D. in Journalism Studies offered by the Department of Journalism is one of three separate and distinct tracks of the Media Research and Practice doctoral program within the College of Media, Communication, and Information. -
PhD
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Missouri School of Journalism
Columbia, USA

The University of Missouri was the first institution in the world to grant a doctorate in journalism. In journalism education and research, the School was awarded the first do ... +

The University of Missouri was the first institution in the world to grant a doctorate in journalism. In journalism education and research, the School was awarded the first doctor of philosophy degree in 1934. -
PhD
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Philip Merrill College of Journalism
College Park, USA

Ph.D. students at Merrill engage in cutting-edge scholarship with renowned faculty to research the many dimensions of journalism (data journalism, multimedia, social media, ge ... +

Ph.D. students at Merrill engage in cutting-edge scholarship with renowned faculty to research the many dimensions of journalism (data journalism, multimedia, social media, gender, and history, to name a few). Merrill doctoral students also tap a network of colleagues across the campus of the University of Maryland including those from information sciences, communication, political science, history, sociology, psychology, and public policy. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
01 Sep 2022
28 Jan 2022
Campus
 

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