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PhD Program in Mass Communications


Syracuse University / PhD Program in Mass Communications is located in Syracuse, NY, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exams



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume, personal statement, official transcript, three letters of recommendation, writing sample
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 10
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Communications theory, social effects of television, theories of media content, quantitative methods for mass communications research
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 454 Newhouse 3
Syracuse, NY  13244
United States
Contact Dr. Dennis Kinsey
Director of Doctoral Studies
Email: masscomm@syr.edu
Phone: 315-443-3372
Fax: 315-443-3946