Survey of Doctoral Programs in Communication:
Updated Report for 2005-2006 Graduates

By

Lee B. Becker, Tudor Vlad, and Joel McLean


Abstract

The Annual Survey of Journalism & Mass Communication Enrollments gathers data on enrollments and number of degrees granted by doctoral programs that are linked to journalism education, primarily through undergraduate instruction. For the 2006-2007 academic year, the enrollment survey gathered data on the 41 doctoral programs offered at the 472 journalism and mass communication programs in the U.S. listed in either the Journalism & Mass Communication Directory, published by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, or The Journalist’s Road to Success: A Career Guide, a web publication of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund.1

The programs included in the Annual Survey of Journalism & Mass Communication Enrollments, however, are not the only doctoral programs that supply faculty for journalism and mass communication programs around the country. Many faculty are graduates of doctoral programs in the broader field of communication, making the characteristics of those programs and of their graduates important to the field of journalism and mass communication.

The copyrighted full text of the 2006 Doctoral Report is available here.