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Graduate Students

Welcome to the Ph.D. program in Communication and Media at the University of Michigan, a top department at a great university. The key attractions of our program are:

  • The opportunity to work closely with world-renowned faculty to develop your own line of research, starting in your first year.
  • An interdisciplinary program that trains students in both the social science and humanities traditions and methods in the field; students can work in either area or combine methods and approaches from both.
  • Outstanding research strengths in the Social Scientific Analysis of Mass Media Effects and in Media, Culture and Society, including:
    Media Effects; Media Psychology; Political Communication; Media and Public Opinion; Health and the Media; New and Emerging Media; the News Media; Analyzing Media Texts; Gender and the Media; Race, Ethnicity, and the Media; International and Comparative Media; Media Audiences; Media Industries; Historical Approaches to Media and Technology; and Media Law and Policy.
  • A program that offers five years of support to admitted students, and provides additional funding for travel to conferences and research funds for articles and dissertations.
  • Getting involved in your own or collaborative research right away through First Year Project
  • Opportunities for additional, funded summer training programs at Michigan and elsewhere.
  • Our strong, interdisciplinary ties to other departments and schools in the university and to various research centers, including the Institute for Social Research.

We encourage you to learn more about what our department and graduate program can offer you by exploring our website.