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2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Media & Communication, Ph.D.

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About the Media & Communication Doctoral Program

The Doctor of Philosophy in Media & Communication degree is designed to prepare students for careers in communications research and academia. Doctoral study includes coursework focusing on communication theory and research. Completion of the Doctor of Philosophy degree requires 87 hours of graduate study beyond the baccalaureate degree or 60 hours beyond the Master of Arts degree, including 12 hours dedicated to a traditional research-based dissertation.

The Ph.D. in Media & Communication at Texas Tech focuses on the integration of different approaches to the study of media and communication. While coursework is broadly focused on media and communication, students may focus in the areas of advertising, communication studies, electronic media, journalism or public relations. Likewise students can build tracks in political communication, health communication, science communication, computer-mediated communication as well as in rhetoric and cultural/critical studies, among other areas.

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