Ph.D. in Media and Communication

Our doctoral program in Chapel Hill prepares students to lead in the academy and industry.


 

 

Numbers of Distinction

9

AEJMC Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Awards since 1984:
No other program comes close.

72%

Graduates in the last five years who have moved directly to assistant or associate professor jobs, half at Carnegie R1 institutions

$160,000+

Value, over three years, of a Park Fellowship

$1 million

One-year expenditures for externally sponsored research

 

 

Why Carolina?

 
  • Get access to world-class resources on campus and a worldwide network of more than 16,000 MJ-school alumni.
  • Chapel Hill and the Research Triangle region are home to college-town charm, abundant culture and high-tech industry.
 

Learn about the MJ-school

 

Our vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary research culture creates new knowledge, advances scholarship and helps reinvent media.

 

Explore our research

 
 

Learn more

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Calendar

Thursday
September 20
Online info session: Ph.D. in Media and...
Live stream
Friday
September 21
Junck Research Colloquium with Russell Clayton
Freedom Forum Conference Center
Thursday
November 8
Online info session: Ph.D. in Media and...
Live stream

Student and Faculty Research

UNC at annual AEJMC conference in Washington, DC
Standing tall at the crossroads of race, media, power
Featured research: Identity, self-concept and how they affect successful health communication
Research Publication Roundup: June 2018
Doctoral alumnus wins top national dissertation award
Undergraduate team, faculty member Joe Cabosky take home NCPRSA InSpire Awards at May 17 ceremony