Mass communication research centers on how people use the media and media's effects on society. This research tackles a number of leading issues, including digital innovations, advertising effects, crisis communications, and publishing.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities & Funding
- As an undergraduate or a graduate student, the School of Journalism & Mass Communication offers research opportunities with SJMC faculty members or University-wide faculty.
- Through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), students pursue a research project with a faculty mentor and get paid.
- Undergraduate honors students also pursue research and work with faculty members as part of their honors thesis. Learn more about the Honors Program.
- The SJMC also provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to apply for funding to support academic research projects such as Honors thesis and Honors project research. For more information, visit the Undergraduate Research Funds Grant Application page.
Graduate Research Opportunities & Funding
- As a graduate student at SJMC, you pursue original research and work alongside faculty members on research opportunities. Graduate students present research at top mass communication research conferences, including AEJMC and ICA.
- Graduate students also receive research support from fellow graduate students and faculty members through the Graduate Student Research Support Group and Graduate Student Organization.
- The University's College of Liberal Arts also provides research opportunities.
- Learn more about graduate student research funding.