NCA's Doctoral Program Guide

Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

In Newhouse's Ph.D. program at Syracuse University, you will find a stimulating intellectual environment where you may explore and specialize in a variety of topics, including media ethics and diversity; media sociology; new media; political communication; popular television; public relations; or social effects. The doctoral program is designed to be completed in three years, with two years of coursework, followed by qualifying exams and the dissertation.

Carnegie "Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity"

 

Communication doctorates conferred between 2010-17: 34

 

Concentrations/Research Emphases 

  • Media Ethics & Diversity
  • Media Sociology
  • New Media
  • Political Communication
  • Popular Television
  • Public Relations
  • Social Effects

Rankings

NRC Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs   

  • #21 of 83 programs in Research Output
  • #22 of 83 programs in Diversity

QS World University Rankings--Communication & Media Studies 

  • #51-100 of 200 World Universities

Admission Requirements 

  • In addition to the application, please include a personal statement, a curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, transcripts from all previous institutions and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Students whose native language is not English must also include Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

Graduate Faculty 

  • Professor Frank Biocca, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • Professor Fiona Chew, Ph.D., University of Washington
  • Associate Professor Makana Chock, Ph.D., Cornell University
  • Associate Professor Brad Gorham, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • Associate Professor Leanne Hirshfield, Ph.D., Tufts University
  • Professor Dennis Kinsey, Ph.D., Stanford University
  • Professor Carol Liebler, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • Associate Professor Michael Schoonmaker, Ph.D., Syracuse University
  • Professor Robert Thompson, Ph.D., Northwestern University 
Research Specialties : 
Mass Communication-Media Studies, New Media-Social Media, Political Communication, Public Relations-Strategic Communication