We invite you to join an exciting interdisciplinary field of study at the intersection of the social sciences, humanities, and technology. We develop and apply transformative knowledge about all media systems, society and evolving information and communication technologies. The program engages students to become leaders in academia, government, and industry in the media and information fields.
Our approach is multidisciplinary, combining faculty members with degrees in communication, advertising, public relations, journalism, economics, information studies, sociology, law, marketing and computer science, all pursuing teaching and research opportunities in three participating departments.
Benefits to an interdisciplinary program vs. a traditional program
- Students are exposed to a wider range of theories and schools of thought which facilitates complex problem solving from multiple perspectives
- Students gain a broader toolkit of research methods and analytical tools, including both quantitative and qualitative research methods
- Enhances communication skills because students learn the “language” of multiple disciplines