More than 200 graduate students pursue professional and scholarly opportunities in the five graduate programs in Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication. Each of those programs prepares students for myriad careers in academia, communication management, communication policy, media, production and research in arts and community groups, governmental and educational institutions, major corporations, media industries, professional associations, and much more.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Media and Communication

This interdisciplinary PhD program integrates a strong media core in intellectual work in the social sciences and the humanities to help you prepare for an academic career in research, consulting, finance, government, industry, law, policy or teaching. As a graduate student of Media and Communication, you’ll participate in faculty research and publications, work with mentors, and earn your doctoral degree with a strong foundation in both theory and methodology.

Master of Arts in Media Studies and Production

This program is a truly flexible, two-year graduate degree program for those who want to pursue their passions for media and production at one of the nation’s leading research institutions. As a student, you’ll be immersed in subjects like media industries, networks and technologies, and social and cultural processes of communication. You’ll also be able to complete internships and professional media training, or apply for the PhD in Media and Communication program.

Master of Journalism

By focusing on a multimedia and multi-platform approach, this graduate journalism program provides you with an advanced understanding of reporting, writing, editing, new media, ethics and law, and helps current and aspiring journalists develop into engaged and innovative professionals. Whether a full- or a part-time graduate student, you’ll have the benefits of experienced instructors, small classes and a nationally accredited department at one of the leading research institutions in the country. Students may pursue professional media training and internships, and consider applying for the PhD in Media and Communication program.

Online Master of Science in Communication Management

This program is a professionally oriented program offered completely online through a combination of webinar and teleseminar courses. Focusing on strategic communication in workplace and public communication, this program prepares entry-level and mid-career professionals to engage in effective communication campaigns and handle conflict and crisis management. 

Master of Science in Communication for Development and Social Change

This unique, one-year graduate program immerses students in 30 hours of intensive course work on development communication theory and research methods, in addition to the application of campaign design, evaluation, new and emerging technologies, participatory communication and project management, as well as an of area specialization. 

Strategic Advertising and Marketing Specialization

The Strategic Advertising and Marketing specialization in Temple’s Master of Marketing program combines the storytelling expertise of the Klein College of Media and Communication with global leadership insights from the Fox School of Business. Designed for industry professionals, this part-time curriculum delivers the skills necessary to build strong brands.