The doctoral program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond the master’s degree: 48 credits of coursework and 12 credits of dissertation work. The curriculum consists of courses in three core areas with required and elective courses available. Additional
electives are being developed. Students will be required to develop a planned program of study in consultation with their advisor and the doctoral coordinator.
Media Research and Teaching: Provide students with tools for designing data gathering activities, analyzing data, interpreting existing research, and synthesizing new and old information into useful answers and productive new questions.
Media Uses and Effects: Familiarize students with models of thought and develop a cognition that critically analyzes the impact of media on culture and instruction as well as the impact of culture and instruction on media.
Media Processes and Production: Broaden media development skills while enabling learners to begin work on exploring new media formats and applications.
Bold indicates core/required courses (24 credits); the remaining 24 credits of coursework will come from a combination of electives listed above.
Total: 60 credits beyond a master’s or master’s equivalencies