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

 
 

The Roy H. Park Fellowships are among the most generous among media and journalism programs nationwide, providing top MJ-school doctoral applicants the financial support necessary for the students to focus on their academic and professional development.

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November 16
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Tuesday
December 4
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Student and Faculty Research

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
UNC at 68th annual ICA conference in Prague
After graduation: where five MJ-school public relations grads have made their mark