Ranked as the leading program in the country by both the National Communication
Association and the National Research Council, The University of Pennsylvania’s
Annenberg School for Communication (ASC) is home to world-class faculty and students.
ASC combines the intimacy of a selective graduate program with the dynamism, resources
and personnel of a major research institute embedded within one of the nation’s
top research universities. The School is also a crossroads for numerous visiting
scholars and practitioners, providing Annenberg students opportunities to interact
both formally and informally with some of the most exciting intellectual talent
in the world.
Our graduate program is designed to allow students, working in close consultation
with their faculty advisors, to design a course of study tailored to their intellectual
interests and professional aspirations. Areas of specialization include media effects;
media institutions and systems; culture and communication; global and comparative
communication; digital media; visual communication; political communication; and
Interdisciplinary by design, members of the ASC faculty and students come from a
wide range of backgrounds, including Communication, Psychology, Political Science,
Sociology, Anthropology, History, and Law. Students are also encouraged to supplement
their Communication courses with those offered through one of Penn’s eleven other
distinguished schools. The result is a vibrant intellectual experience that trains
students to apply and adapt diverse theories and methods to the cutting-edge communication
issues of the 21st century.
All ASC graduate students are fully funded for up to five years, including tuition
and fees, health care, teaching and research fellowships, and dissertation research
fellowships. All students are also provided with yearly research and travel funds,
allowing them to develop their research and present it at major national and international
conferences. In addition to formal classes, students are able to work with faculty
on grant and center supported projects, to attend and participate in frequent colloquia
and workshops, and to engage in research and learning opportunities around the globe,
all designed to enhance their intellectual growth and professional training.
Annenberg alums go on to productive and fulfilling careers in academia, as well
as in research-oriented private and public-sector institutions.
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