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Indiana University Telecommunications: Overview of Graduate Programs

Career Orientation



Typical Areas of Study

Concentrations: Design and Production, Management, Other TBA.

Students conduct research in areas associated with the interests of faculty on their degree committees. At the PhD level, this expected to be original research which advances the development of theory in telecommunications.





Leading to…

Careers in media industries

PhD Study

Careers in Academia

Entry Requirements

BA/BS. Applicants with creative interests should submit a portfolio of creative work.


MA/MS. Applicants should submit a sample of research writing.


Design & Production: 505 Media Organizations + 580 Interactive Storytelling

Management: 505 Media Organizations + any two of 502 Methods, 504 Law & Policy, 522 Management, 532 Economics, 571 Cognitive Psychology, 610 Networked Society

A. Required:
501 Philosophy
502 Methods

B. Choose one:
503 Theory
504 Law and Policy

501 Philosophy
502 Methods
503 Theory
504 Policy

Other Courses

Student-designed program, approved by the student’s committee. Minimum 36 credit hours, 18 in the department.

Student-designed program, approved by the student’s committee. Minimum 30 credit hours, 21 in the department.

Student-designed program, approved by the student’s committee. Up to 30 credit hours of graduate coursework may be transferred with committee approval. Minimum of 75 credit hours of coursework, plus a qualifying exam, required to advance to dissertation stage. A further 15 credits of coursework or dissertation (for a total of 90 credits) are required to complete the degree.

Capstone Experience

Design & Production: Creative Media Project, consisting of Approved project, written exam on coursework & project (8 hours), and an oral defense

Management: Written exam on core coursework (4 hours) and elective coursework (4 hours), and an oral defense.

Thesis, consisting of:
A. Thesis proposal defense
B. Thesis (6 credits)
C. Final thesis defense (oral)

Dissertation, consisting of:
A. Dissertation proposal defense
B. Dissertation (15 credits)
C. Final dissertation defense