We have a PhD in Communication, and we have recently paired it with a new master's degree in Media, Technology and Democracy.
One of the things I think is really exciting about our MA program is that it's designed to take people and give them practical experience working with a legislator, a nonprofit organization, a law firm, to produce actionable research with them.
Our PhD program is for people who have gone on to get tenure track jobs as professors, but it also includes folks who work at think tanks, who work at the World Bank.
Whatever it is, you're equipped with the most prestigious terminal degree-- Higher Ed is able to offer you.
Our program offers pretty immediate networking. You're mentored under and with faculty members, who bring you along to conferences who introduce you to their collaborators. We have faculty who have an expertise in data analysis and big data. We have faculty who work in narrative work, copyright policy, folks who even analyze games and do game research.
We have several centers where people are doing dedicated research around media and diversity, questions of internet governance. We also have a really great cluster of scholars around questions of public health, and there are many communication issues around public health.
I think a good fit for this program is a student who understands the importance of Washington DC, both in terms of setting policy and in terms of understanding the future of the internet and media. I'm really proud of the diversity of the students in our program in terms of either their research focus or their country of origin. And I think that international side of our program is really exciting for setting the research agenda.