About the Department

Communication and Media Studies Doctoral Program is designed to discuss issues, trends, thoughts, and theories in the field of communication which play an important role in our modern individual and social life. It is also aimed to contribute to the professional application of this knowledge with detailed scientific studies. The main objective of the program is to raise graduates who are capable of producing original ideas with good knowledge and skills of research methods necessary for the field, and who can analyze, and discuss the latest developments, perspectives, thoughts, and theories with distinctive analytical and critical theoretical studies following occupational, and ethical codes in the subfields of mass communication, like radio-film and television, journalism, public relations, advertising, new media-social media.

Education Opportunities

All the courses in this program such as the Economic Politics of Communication Networks, News Sociology, Communication Policies, Political Communications and Propaganda, Rhetoric, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Social Gender and Media, Strategic Communication, Integrated Communication, Comparative Communication Systems, Investigative Hollywood Genres– are elective in order to allow students to concentrate on their areas of interest. Students must take and successfully complete seven courses and a seminar in order to proceed to the qualifying examination stage. The Qualifying Examinations consists of two stages: written and oral. Juries are established for these examinations comprising of internal and external professors. Upon succeeding in the qualifying examination, students start working on their theses under the guidance of their supervisor.

Career Areas

Communication and Media Studies Doctoral Program is designed to raise Ph.D. graduates who want to reach the highest level in science, doctorate, with original thesis related to the area of communication. The program also aims to lead knowledge and skills to the utmost boundaries necessary for the field of professional communication. Graduates of the program have the opportunity to have careers in the following fields:
- Academics in public or private educational institutions;
- Supervisor 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