The Graduate Studies program was established to provide a comprehensive understanding of communication as an academic discipline and professional field of study, with areas of concentration in broadcast communication, film, journalism and communication research in the MA level, and communication in the PhD level.
Adhering to the principle of communication as an applied science that combines theory and practice, the College's graduate program shares the overall aim of graduate study at UP Diliman, which is to develop critical inquiry and high-level research.
Media studies is an area of intellectual discourse that produces knowledge about the vast array of evolving global and local technologies, economies, and powers that affect the way people communicate. The College offers three specializations under the MA Media Studies: Broadcast Communication, Journalism and Film. The program is focused on how the media affect the socio-economic-cultural-political life of the people and how these forces in turn shape the media.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Communication, which was first offered in 1982, aims to provide advanced training in communication theory and research geared towards building a body of locally based knowledge in the are of communication for development.
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