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Graduate Program

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (I.Ph.D.) Degree

The Department of Communication and Journalism participates in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (I.Ph.D.) program at the University of Maine. Designed to be relatively small, the program will enroll approximately 4 doctoral students at a time. The program is designed for the student who desires a doctorate with a strong focus in the theory and research areas of Communication or Mass Communication and a secondary concentration in a discipline such as Psychology, English, Disability Studies, History, Women’s Studies, and more. Students are expected to synthesize their chosen fields through their coursework and dissertation.~ The successful I.Ph.D. student will be prepared to:

1. Become a faculty member or join an appropriate profession;
2. Conduct research utilizing theories and methods blended from different disciplines;
3.  Make linkages between disciplines and professions.

For application information for the IPhD, click here.

Graduate Students The I.Ph.D. program is intended to provide a guided, rigorous program for those students who wish to incorporate the knowledge and perspective of more than one discipline but who wish to focus in Communication and Mass Communication. All students will be expected to be competent in appropriate theory and method for the major area of focus as well as their concentration. Both Communication and Mass Communication students will be able to specialize their research interests in order to generate a viable program of research or produce applied knowledge relevant to their chosen profession.


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Department News & Announcements

Monday Noon Research:
The CMJ Colloquium Series, Fall 2014

All events in Dunn 424, 12:10pm to 1pm

September 29: Nathan Stormer
Department of Communication and Journalism
“Rhetorical Diversity and Genealogies of Rhetoric”

October 6: Michael Socolow
Department of Communication and Journalism
“Correcting a Mad Men Myth: The Invention of the
Broadcast Advertising Season”

October 20: Paul Grosswiler
Department of Communication and Journalism
"The Global Village Dump: Media Cultures and
the Crisis of E-Waste"

October 27: Jessica Miller
Department of Philosophy
"Conceptions of Professionalism in Harlequin
Medical Romance"

November 3: Emily Rice & Theodora Ruhs
Department of Communication and Journalism
"Virtual Fieldwork in the Arctic."

November 10: Jordan P. LaBouff
Department of Psychology & Honors College
"Social Psychological Perspectives on American Policy:
Where and How we Vote"

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