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Graduate Program in Telecommunications


The department offers the degrees Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The MA is an academic degree that prepares students for careers in scholarly research, usually at the PhD level. The MS is a professional degree that prepares students for creative and management careers in media industries. The PhD is the highest academic degree and prepares students for a lifetime of advanced research and scholarship.

Subjects of study cover a broad range, and include things like video game design, management of media businesses, research into physiological responses to media images, and analysis of the effect of media sexuality on society as a whole. To get a sense for the kinds of subjects we focus on, browse through the Faculty and Courses pages.

The Department typically has about 70 graduate students, most of them full-time and in residence. About 40 are at the Master’s level and 30 at the PhD level.

Media School Update: Beginning in Fall 2015, the new Media School will be offering integrated graduate programs (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.) that bring together the existing Telecommunications, Journalism, and film and media related Communication and Culture programs.  These programs are currently under development and will be posted soon after they are finalized.  Students interested in Journalism, film and media related Communication and Culture, and Telecommunications offerings should apply through the Telecommunications website.  If you have questions please contact Telecommunications grad director (, who will direct you to the relevant people in Journalism and film and media related sides of Communication and Culture.



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