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Maryland's Ph.D. in Journalism Studies is designed to prepare students for careers in university teaching, academic and industry research, and media consulting. The first two years of the program consist of coursework in theory, research methods, journalism and an outside area of interest. After successfully advancing to candidacy, students focus on researching and writing the dissertation. Most successful candidates enter the program with a master's degree, but that requirement can be waived for people with extensive professional news experience. See the Ph.D. program requirements and suggested course of study, as well as Professor Haynes Johnson's perspective on the program's mission.
Applications for the doctoral program are considered only for Fall semester enrollment.The deadline to apply is January 15. To apply, please visit: www.gradschool.umd.edu.