Graduate Programs in Communications Media

  • Become a Mentor for the Next Generation of Communicators

    Media, communications, instructional technologies, and worker training are rapidly growing fields. Combining knowledge in the theoretical, contextual, and production process with hands-on skills in media and instructional technologies prepares you for key positions in these ever-expanding areas.

    PhD Program

    With its blend of academic training and production experience, our PhD program in Communications Media and Instructional Technology will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities. Colleges and universities are in search of professors with these critical communications, media, and instructional skills.

    For those seeking teaching positions in communications and media, we are one of only a handful of PhD programs incorporating media and instructional dimensions with communications. For those in any discipline, the skills acquired will make you a more effective and technologically savvy educator and enhance your job and advancement prospects. Almost half of our students are from areas other than communications and media, including the sciences, mathematics, computer science, medicine, business, and K–12 education.

    Career opportunities extend well beyond education as the advanced technological, media, messaging and instructional experience, and knowledge will help you lead the way in various settings, such as business and industry, healthcare organizations, and social agencies.

    PhD in Communications Media and Instructional Technology

    The doctoral program develops your skills in academic research, media theory, and the production of traditional and new media. The incorporation of hands-on learning means you’ll participate in the creation of media content using state-of-the-art facilities at IUP in radio, audio, video, photography, graphics, and instructional technology.

    The IUP Difference

    Weekend Classes . You may already have a career underway when you join the IUP graduate programs. That’s why classes are scheduled on Friday nights and Saturdays, six weekends per semester. With this setup, you’ll finish your coursework in just over two years (full-time) or three (part-time).

    Teaching Associate Positions. As a doctoral student, you’ll be eligible to apply for teaching positions that make you a prized member of the department while earning your degree.

    Unique Curriculum. The combination of theoretical and practical knowledge you’ll gain at IUP is difficult to find even at a larger schools. Our graduate students find work because they know how things work in the field of communications media and can produce media products.

    Compassionate Faculty. You’ll benefit from the personal attention IUP faculty provide. You’ll stay on track and get the most from your graduate work by consulting with an advisor who knows how to guide your career.