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Graduate Program

Students in ClassThe Department of Communication and Journalism has been educating graduate students since the 1940s. We are proud to support a Masters degree and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Both degrees offer Communication and Mass Communication tracks.


Read more about our Graduate Students at the CMJ Graduate Student Association Page.


We appreciate your interest in our graduate programs. The Master’s program was identified as one of the top M.A. programs in the Eastern United States. According to a 1999 external review of the department, our “graduate program is outstanding.” We are proud that it is described as “among the most rigorous academic master’s programs in the country.” We plan to continue that excellent tradition with our new I.Ph.D. The size of our graduate program contributes to a congenial yet professional atmosphere. Each year about 24 graduate students actively pursue graduate degrees. With 10 graduate faculty, we are able to take a personal interest in students as we work together in courses and on projects.

Our graduate students and faculty are active scholars. The kind of work students produce is indicated by graduate publications, conference papers and thesis titles. Our faculty research programs cover a broad range of issues and feature numerous articles in leading scholarly journals as well as single-authored and edited books.  This page lists recent faculty and graduate student publications and presentations.

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Department News & Announcements

Welcome Back!

Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation:
August 25 - August 29, 2014.

First Day of Classes:
September 2, 2014.

Last Day to Add a Class:
September 8, 2014

Last Day to Drop a Class:
September 15, 2014.

Communication and Journalism
5724 Dunn Hall, Room 420
The University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1283 | Fax: (207) 581-1286
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469