Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
About the University
About the Dean
About the School
Academic Policies and Procedures
Undergraduate Programs
Master of Communication and Media Program
Master of Health Communication and Information
Master of Information Program
Ph.D. Program in Communication, Information, and Media
Program Areas of Concentration
Program Requirements
Advising and Annual Review
Financial Support
Career Opportunities
Ph.D. in Communication, Information, and Media Courses
Professional Development Studies
Faculty and Administration
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  School of Communication and Information 2023-2025 Ph.D. Program in Communication, Information, and Media Program  


The Ph.D. program in communication, information, and media provides doctoral training for students seeking theoretical and research skills for scholarly and professional leadership in the fields of communication, library and information science, journalism, and media studies. The program is offered by the School of Communication and Information in conjunction with the School of Graduate Studies.

The focus of the program is on the nature and function of communication, information, and media institutions; policies, processes, and systems and their impact on individuals, as well as social, organizational, national, and international affairs. Interdisciplinary approaches to these issues are strongly supported and encouraged in the program; however, students with more narrowly aligned interests (e.g., organizational communication, interpersonal communication, health communication, informatics, librarianship, journalism, and critical/cultural studies in communication) will also find that this program serves them well.

The Ph.D. program office is located on the College Avenue campus of Rutgers University-New Brunswick in the main building of the School of Communication and Information, at the corner of College Avenue and Huntington Street.

The website at contains the most current information about the program. Students and prospective students should especially consult the current year's Ph.D. Program Handbook which is linked from that page.

In addition, the website of the School of Graduate Studies has pertinent information about policies and procedures:

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: One Stop Student Services Center.

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