Graduate Programs

SJMC graduate student.

The SJMC offers three graduate degree options:

  • a Ph.D. in Mass Communications
  • a Master’s in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • a Master's in Strategic Communication

Each program emphasizes individualized inquiry in a lively intellectual environment where students and faculty work together as a community of learners.

The Ph.D in Mass Communications and the Master’s in Journalism and Mass Communication programs start in the fall semester. Review of applications for these graduate programs begins by January 10 for the following fall. Students seeking financial assistance should apply by that date.

Applications for the Master's in Strategic Communication program are accepted for spring, summer, and fall semesters.

Prospective students are welcome to view the School of Journalism & Mass Communication Graduate Studies Handbook.