A candidate for a Ph.D. degree in another area may earn a doctoral minor in mass communications by taking a minimum of 10 credits in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Typically, the student will write a dissertation combining research in the major and minor fields. This minor is open to any Ph.D. students who seek to complement their main area of research with a thorough understanding of communication dynamics and how these dynamics affect society. 

A minor in mass communications consists of at least 10 graduate credits in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication seminars and colloquia.

Contact Lisa Aarli, graduate advisor, aarli@wisc.edu.