Master's Program

Research Research

What strategy should I use? Which message will resonate? How do people integrate emerging media technologies into their everyday lives? Questions like these are what drive the science of communication. These are questions only a well-trained researcher can answer.

Research is the foundation for effective communications.

In our program, you will become an expert in established and emerging research methods from some of the top researchers in media and communication science.  Qualitative and quantitative research methods, design and analyses will help prepare you for research-intensive Ph.D. programs and careers in both industry and academia.

As you do your own research to build knowledge in the science of communication, you will have access to researchers and practioners with a range of expertise.

The college has five primary areas of study:

  1. Health and Science
  2. Mediated Communication and Emerging Technology
  3. Political Communication, Ethics and Law
  4. International and Intercultural Communication
  5. Organizational Communication and Strategic Decision-Making

Take a look at the Research and Insights coming out of the college.

Submit your work to be featured on the Research and Insights page.

To the left you will find past conference papers, research from our graduate students and information on the research lab. To the right you find information on our various MA tracks.

CJC Insights

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Stop Raising Awareness Already


It’s time for activists and organizations to adopt a more strategic approach to public interest communications.

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Neil Gorsuch and the First Amendment


Key questions about First Amendment speech rights senators should ask during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for United States Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch.

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Fake News, Censorship and the Third-Person Effect


Many believe that they can spot fake news, while others out there surely will be duped. This is consistent with what research refers to as the third-person effect.

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Nobody Wants to be Wrong: Understanding the Political Divide


If someone sees or hears something they don’t want to believe…they probably won’t believe it.

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