Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication

Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication

ARKA JAIN University is committed to provide an outstanding environment for exceling in research and development. The ambit of AJU research activities makes it a unique academic environment that inspires critical thinking, creativity and provides motivation to supporting and developing highly skilled researchers.

The Ph.D. program in Journalism and Mass Communication at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Humanities is a personalized program meant for seasoned media professionals transitioning to academia, as well as recent postgraduate students in journalism and communication, social and behavioural sciences, or humanities.

Highlights of the Ph.D. Program in Journalism and Mass Communication
  •  Deepen your knowledge and understanding of the field: The Ph.D. program facilitates to delve into a specific area of journalism and mass communication, thus paving the way to become an expert on that topic. The scholar develops strong research skills and becomes able to critically analyze complex issues.
  • Contribute to the field through original research: The Ph.D. program emphasizes upon original research, and the scholar will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the field of journalism and mass communication. New insights and theories that can improve practices related to journalism or our understanding about the role of media in society can be the output in this context.
  • Develop advanced teaching and communication skills: The Ph.D. program leads to development of the skills necessary to teach journalism and mass communication at the college/university level. The scholar will also gain strong communication skills, both written and oral, which will be valuable in any chosen career path.
  •  Pursue a career in academia or research: A Ph.D. is the terminal degree in journalism and mass communication, and it is required for most tenure-track faculty positions at colleges and universities. A Ph.D. can also enable for research positions in government agencies, think tanks, or media organizations.
  • Broaden your career prospects: Even if the scholar does not plan to pursue a career in academia, a Ph.D. in journalism and mass communication can broaden the career prospects. The research skills, critical thinking abilities, and communication skills developed will be valuable in plethora of fields, such as public relations, marketing, communication, and consulting.
About the Department and the Program

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication offers doctoral research program in nearly every sub-domain of media and communication studies including, but not limited to, development communication, new media, health communication, film studies etc., with the purpose to train professionals and knowledge facilitators in the skills and competencies required for methodical investigation of various aspects related to media and communication studies. The Department provides its research scholars with state-of-the-art research facilities to foster the development of well-rounded and knowledgeable personality.

The Ph.D. program in Journalism and Mass Communication focuses on exploring the intersection of media and journalism practices and society at large. Scholars gain a solid foundation through coursework that explores the theories and methods that shape research related to mass communication. The multidisciplinary program examines not only traditional media research, but also the ever-evolving dynamics of the industry, including user-generated content, citizen journalism, the audience’s research, new technologies shaping various existing practices, role of social media etc.

For inquiries or further assistance, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant academic community!

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