About the Department

The Communication and Media Studies Doctoral Program at CIU has been designed to enable students to make in depth explorations of the major social, cultural and political issues which arise from mass communication. After completing a range of specialist preparatory courses, students will produce a thesis that is intended to make substantial and original contribution to their field of study. The main objective of the program is to educate students capable of producing original ideas and communicating these ideas effectively to students and their academic peers. Graduates of the program will be able to analyse and discuss contemporary developments and theories within various fields related to mass communication, including film and television, journalism, public relations, advertising, and social media.

Education Opportunities

Courses in this Doctoral program include Political Communication and Propaganda, Critical Theory, Internet Cultures, Documentary Film and Television Social Gender and Media, Strategic Communication, and Integrated Communication. These courses have been selected to allow students to develop specialist knowledge on the aspect of communication closest to their research interests. Students must successfully complete seven courses and a research seminar in order to proceed to the qualifying examination stage. The qualifying examinations consist of two stages: written and oral. Juries are established for these examinations comprising of internal and external professors. Upon passing the qualifying examination, students start working on their theses under the guidance of their supervisor.

Career Areas

The Communication and Media Studies Doctoral Program is designed to raise Ph.D. graduates who wish to reach the highest level in their field, having produced an original thesis related to the area of communication and media. The program also aims to instill knowledge and skills to the high standard necessary for the field of professional communication.
Graduates of the program have the opportunity to pursue careers in the following fields:
-Academics in public or private educational institutions;
- Supervisors in the professional communication sector, editor, editor-in-chief, media planning specialist, correspondent/agent coordinator, senior media analyst, sales supervisor, advertising/commercial director, advertising/commercial agent, budget analyst, representative for field sales, and video editor;
- High-ranking manager in public relations and advertising agencies;
- Manager in film and video production companies.


Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Çevik Uraz Center, CU244
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr


3-5 Years