Ph.D. Suggested Course of Study

Fall 1
JOUR 800 – Introduction to Doctoral Study – 3 credits
JOUR Elective – 3 credits
JOUR 601 - Theories of Journalism and Public Communication, (or JOUR elective, if student has already taken the equivalent) – 3 credits
JOUR 808 - Examination of Teaching Colloquium – 1 credit

 
 

Spring 1
JOUR 801 – Advanced Theory – 3 credits
METHODS 1JOUR 776 – Qualitative Methods (or equivalent) – 3 credits 
COGNATE13 credits

Prior to Leaving for Summer – First Year Review with Direction – Plan Remaining Electives

 

 

Fall 2
JOUR 610 – Seminar in Mass Media History -- 3 credits
METHODS 2 – JOUR 775 -- Quantitative Research (or equivalent) -- 3 credits 
COGNATE 2 3 credits
JOUR 803 – Doctoral Colloquium (May also be taken in the 5th semester, concurrent with exams and/or initial research) – 3 credits

 

Spring 2
METHODS 3  – 3 credits
COGNATE 33 credits
JOUR 2, elective3 credits

Prior to Leaving for Summer – Second Year Review with Director –
Meet with Committee Members and Adviser to plan for comprehensive
exams and research design initiatives.

 

Fall 3
JOUR 899 – Dissertation Research – 3-6 credits

Sit for comprehensive exams – advance to candidacy
JOUR 803 -- Doctoral Colloquium, if not Year 2 -- 3 credits

 

Spring 3
JOUR 899 – Dissertation Credit – 6 credits

 

Subsequent Semesters
JOUR 899 – Dissertation Credit (12 credits total required) – 6 credits – Students advanced to candidacy must be continuously registered, fall and spring semesters, using their dissertation credit and advisor section designation, until successful defense of their dissertation. Time runs out after four years. The Graduate School policy requires students to register for six dissertation credits each semester.