400px Program StructureThe PhD inMedia and Communication Studies is designed to address the three core areas of the discipline:

  • Theory and Culture
  • Production
  • Research

Unlike many doctoral programs in the field, media production is a critical a part of the MCOM PhD program and incorporates it as an integral part of the program. The department has the faculty and facilities to support all three core areas effectively.

Course Descriptions

Find out what to expect from your doctoral coursework.


Students will be required to develop a planned program of study in consultation with their advisor and the doctoral coordinator.

Degree Requirements

The doctoral program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond the master's: 48 credits of classes and 12 credits of dissertation work.