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Gaylord College Graduate Programs

Building A Culture of Collaboration

Graduate Studies at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication allow students from various professional and academic backgrounds to collaborate with leading faculty – and each other.

Whether you are looking to advance in professional communications fields or in academia, Gaylord College Graduate Studies provides support and flexibility for achieving your individual goals. Master’s level classes are scheduled to accommodate working professionals’ schedules, and assistantships and fellowships are available for both master’s and doctoral students.

Key Contacts for Graduate Studies

Dr. Peter Gade

Dr. Katerina Tsetsura

Director of Graduate Studies

Larry Laneer

Larry Laneer

Graduate Studies Academic Adviser

Graduate Student Resources

New! Graduate certificates in strategic planning and media management

Learn more here about our two new graduate certificate opportunities. 

Graduate Student Achievement Updates

DeWalt receives Burnett Award for Outstanding Scholarship second year in a row


Christina Childs DeWalt (Ph.D. candidate, Journalism & Mass Communications) received the Carol Burnett Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Mass Media Ethics at the 2016 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference in Minneapolis, MN. This is the second year in a row DeWalt has won the Burnett Award. This year’s winning paper is titled: Framing Ferguson: Duty-Based Ethical Discourse in the Editorial Pages of the St. Louis Post- Dispatch.

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