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The deadline for all applicants is February 1, 2018, for fall admission.

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News & Events

CIS 720 Seminar- Dr Rajib Subba about his “life after PhD”

Please join us on Monday, March 5th for a talk by our CIS Alum Rajib Subba. Rajib will talk about his “life after PhD” as a “pracademic” — a practitioner/academic. Rastavek, Carpe-Diem “Seize the Tweets” and Beyond This story will explore interplay between research and practices from a pracademic perspective. It’s a story about how […]

CIS 720 Seminar- Dr. Julien Gorbach on Media History

Please join us for a talk by Dr. Julien Gorbach on Monday, Feb 26 4:30 HL 3F “Media History: An Alternative Paradigm for Mass Comm Scholarship, With Examples From My Work.” “Mass communication graduate students are traditionally taught a social-science approach to scholarship. They learn theories, how to operationalize hypotheses with various quantitative methodologies, and […]

CIS 720 Seminar- Dr. Keola Donaghy on Indigenous Research Methods

Please join us on Monday, Feb 12, at 4:30 for a talk by Dr. Keola Donaghy on Indigenous Research Methods: Mele, Metaphor, and Memory: Exploring Hawaiian Conceptualizations Dr. Donahy will discuss the development of the “Ahupua‘a as Mele” metaphor as an example of a theoretical model based on a Hawaiian conceptualization that can be applied […]

       CIS Alumni Testimonials

  • Paulo Maurin, 2008 CIS Alumni

    National Education Coordinator and Fellowship Manager, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) “The CIS program and its professors encouraged and facilitated my pursuit of a customized academic path that resulted in a purposeful and satisfying experience.”   The CIS program’s flexibility allowed me to carve […]

  • Gregory Carlton, 2006 CIS Alumni

    Professor, Computer Information Systems Department, Cal Poly Pomona, California “CIS allowed me the freedom to develop my research in an area that did not fit within any single discipline.” The flexibility available to students of the multidisciplinary approach of the doctoral program in Communication and […]

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