Emerging Media Studies

The Division of Emerging Media Studies moves toward an understanding of emerging media, its role in communication, and the human processes by which emerging media are developed, marketed, used, and inevitably shaped and reshaped by users. At both the master’s and PhD levels, this multidisciplinary field focuses on applied research in communication and the social sciences and uses social-scientific methods for large-scale data analysis and visualization.

Through the advanced theories and methods for the examination of communication phenomena—from social media, streaming content, and AR/VR to Big Data and AI—students learn how to analyze the world of emerging media. Faculty teach students to use the latest research and ideas on emerging technologies and services, analytic techniques for social media, and the role of public policy for new communication technology.

The Division of Emerging Media Studies offers an MA in Emerging Media Studies and a PhD in Emerging Media Studies.