Located within a Faculty that hosts graduate programs at the Master's level in Journalism (MAJ), Library and Information Science (MLIS) and Media Studies (MS), along with a PhD in LIS, the PhD in Media Studies, launched in Fall 2005, is situated in a rich environment of intellectual and professional inquiry. The program focuses on media, broadly defined, through a kaleidoscopic interplay of culture, industry and technology, organized around three major areas of specialization.
Comprising coursework, a written and oral comprehensive and a thesis based on original research, the program is designed to be completed within 4 years of study. In addition to a generous university funding package, students are eligible and encouraged to apply to a range of additional funding sources. The presence of a diversity of graduate students and faculty members, whose disciplinary and interdisciplinary academic and research backgrounds are informed through a range of modalities of inquiry, creates an exciting context for critically engaging a wide range of projects and theoretical approaches in media studies.
For information on how to apply to the program, please visit the PhD Media Studies Application Procedure page. For information on financial support available for incoming and current PhD Media Studies students, please visit the Financial Assistance section.