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African Studies 016
Agricultural Engineering
Alcohol Studies 047
Animal Sciences 067
Anthropology 070
Art History 082
Arts, Visual and Theater
Asian Studies 098
Biochemistry 115
BIOMAPS 118 (Programs in Quantitative Biology)
Biomedical Engineering 125
Bioresource Engineering 127
Biotechnology 126
Cell and Developmental Biology 148
Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Ceramic and Materials Science and Engineering 150
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 155
Chemistry 160
Civil and Environmental Engineering 180
Classics 190
Cognitive Science 185
Communication, Information, and Library Studies 194
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Communication Studies
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Curatorial Studies
Ecology and Evolution 215
Economics 220
Education 300
Educational Psychology; Educational theory, Policy, and Administration; Learning and Teaching
Electrical and Computer Engineering 332
Engineering Geophysics
English, Literature In (English 350, Composition Studies 352)
English as a Second Language 356
Entomology 370
Environmental Change, Human Dimensions of 378
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Food and Business Economics 395
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French 420
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German 470
History 510
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Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program 554
Italian 560
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Literatures In English
Mathematics 640, 642
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 650
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Medicinal Chemistry 663
Medieval Studies 667
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 681
Molecular and Cell Biology 695
Molecular Biophysics 696
Molecular Biosciences
Music 700
Neuroscience 710
Nutritional Sciences 709
Oceanography 712
Operations Research 711
Packaging Science and Engineering
Pharmaceutical Science 720
Pharmacology, Cellular and Molecular 718
Philosophy 730
Physics and Astronomy 750
Physiology and Integrative Biology 761
Plant Biology 765
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Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Psychology, Applied and Professional
Public Health 832
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Quaternary Studies 841
Russian, Central and East European Studies 859
Social Work 910
Social Work: Administration, Policy and Planning, and Direct Practice
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Theater Arts
Toxicology 963
Urban Planning and Policy Development 970
Urban Planning, City and Regional
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Wireless Communications Certificate
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2003-2005 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Communication, Information, and Library Studies 194 Programs  


The Ph.D. program serves students who seek to acquire theoretical and research skills for scholarly activity or for leadership positions in the communication and information fields. The program focuses on the nature and functions of communications and information processes. It looks at systems, institutions, and policies and assesses their impact on individuals and organizations and upon national and international affairs. Students may focus on any of the following areas: communication processes, library and information science, or media studies.

Communication processes deals with three interrelated areas: social interaction, organizational communication, and mediated communication. Research areas include such contemporary issues as health, gender, globalization, identity, and policy. Health communication research is a major emphasis.

Library and information science concentrates on information behavior and systematic responses to it. Students opting to focus on information science learn about human information-seeking activities, information-retrieval systems, and information structures. Students whose primary interest is libraries and information centers as part of the worldwide information environment learn how to design, manage, and evaluate information systems and how to make these systems responsive to users` needs.

Media studies examines the political, social, psychological, and economic impact of the media. It describes the historical conditions that gave rise to contemporary media and covers both the traditional mass media and the new electronic technologies.

To earn a Ph.D. degree, students must complete a minimum of 36 credits of doctoral-level course work and accumulate 24 credits of dissertation research. In addition, Ph.D. candidates must have completed at least 24 credits of course work at the master`s degree level.

As a part of the 36-credit course work requirement, students must take 16:194:601 Information and Communication Processes, 16:194:602 Research Foundations, 16:194:603 Qualitative Research Methods, 16:194:604 Quantitative Research Methods, and 16:194:605 Current Research Issues.

There is no language or residency requirement, and students may pursue the Ph.D. on a full- or part-time basis. Students are required to enroll for a minimum of 6 credits during each of the first two terms in the program. Teaching and research assistantships, which include tuition remission, and various fellowships are available for highly qualified full-time students.

The master of philosophy degree is also available to doctoral candidates. The School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (SCILS) offers an M.L.S. degree in library and information studies and a master of communication and information studies. These programs are described in the SCILS catalog.

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