Media Communication (Ph.D.)


The ever-changing world of new communication technologies has a profound impact on individual behavior, organizations, and society. As these technologies evolve, it is important to understand their influence on the different levels of society.

Colorado State University’s Department of Journalism and Media Communication is committed to developing communication professionals and communication scholars who can address such communication-related societal issues across a variety of situations.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Media Communication

Areas of Study

  • Communication management
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Health, environmental, science, or technical communication
  • Human behavior and communication technology
  • New communication technologies
  • Organizations and communication technology
  • Print and broadcast journalism
  • Public relations and strategic communication
  • Social policy and communication technology

Next Steps

Western Regional Graduate Program

As an eligible resident of a Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) member state or territory, you may be admitted to the on-campus format of this program, yet pay resident tuition rates. Only on-campus formats are WRGP eligible.  Visit our WRGP webpage to learn about eligibility and the application process.


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

All students will automatically be considered for a Graduate Assistantship position and a separate application is not required. Please contact the departmental graduate coordinator for more information.

Financial Aid