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The Graduate Program in Communication and Media Studies offers students opportunities to pursue their research interests in
such fields as critical media studies, policy and surveillance, feminist media studies, media history, and film and visual culture,
among others.

We offer a stimulating and dynamic environment, a community of students from around the world, and a faculty dedicated to
fostering an environment in which students can reach their full academic potential. We offer interdisciplinary scholarship
and rigorous theoretical and methodological grounding and we encourage students to develop unique programs of study
that reach beyond traditional topical boundaries.

MA Program

The MA (Master of Arts) is a thesis-based program that will allow students to apply for PhD programs or to pursue careers
in which research, writing and speaking skills are essential.  Students are expected to complete the Master’s degree in
2 years of full-time study.

> Learn more about our MA Program

PhD Program

The PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is a thesis-based program designed for students who wish to pursue a research or
scholarly career. Students are expected to complete the PhD degree in 4 years of full-time study.

> Learn more about our PhD Program