Doctoral Studies

Communication is a fascinating and diverse discipline that, when paired with media studies, includes a close examination of the relationships between people and media. Whether you’re interested in the cultural, economic, historical or social-psychological context—or some combination of them—you’ll immerse yourself in the humanities, sciences and other subject areas to earn an advanced, multidisciplinary degree in a dynamic and ever-evolving field.

Temple University’s Doctoral Program in Media and Communication connects a strong media core with intellectual work in the humanities and social sciences and helps you prepare for a career in academia or career paths in consulting, education, finance, government, industry, law, policy or research. As a media and communication doctoral student, you’ll work with mentors, participate in faculty research and scholarly publishing, and graduate with a strong foundation in theory and research methodologies covering several areas of interest, including

You’ll be mentored through an individualized course of study by members of the Media and Communication faculty to develop a scholarly profile that suits your needs and interests.

Typical Careers

As a graduate of the Media and Communication Doctoral Program, you’ll be well-prepared for a career in academia. Our alumni have also gone on to work at nongovernmental organizations and think tanks, as well as the private sector.