Monday, October 21, 2013

Ph.D. program in Media, Technology and Society

The Graduate School at Northwestern University is seeking exceptional applicants to join the Ph.D. program in Media, Technology and Society (MTS) to start in Fall 2014. The Media, Technology, and Society (MTS) doctoral program is an innovative, interdisciplinary, and flexible curriculum focusing on the dynamic media and technology environment and its impact. The program encourages students to pursue their passion by designing individualized programs of study that incorporate relevant classes from across Northwestern University. The program faculty are internationally renowned for their research in areas such as:

  • Children’s development 
  • Digital media use and effects 
  • Health and well-being 
  • Human-computer interaction 
  • Innovation and change 
  • Media institutions 
  • Networks and organizing 
  • Social media 

The MTS faculty undertake research in these areas using a wide array of traditional and innovative research methods. In addition, they actively pursue opportunities to make positive economic, cultural, and social impact through their research in businesses, nonprofit, and government agencies.

MTS is a vibrant and growing program at Northwestern. Six new professors --Jeremy Birnholtz, Aymar Jean Christian, Amy Shirong Lu, Anne Marie Piper, Aaron Shaw and Michelle Shumate-- have joined our core faculty a year ago, which also includes Pablo J. Boczkowski, Noshir Contractor, James Ettema, Darren Gergle, Wendy Griswold, Eszter Hargittai, Paul Leonardi, Jennifer Light, Barbara O’Keefe, Daniel O’Keefe, Janice Radway, James Schwoch, Ellen Wartella, James Webster, and D. Charles Whitney.

In addition, our highly active student body hosts InfoSocial, an annual international conference for graduate student scholarship in the area of media, technology and society. As we continue to grow, we seek to recruit students from a variety of backgrounds in social and behavioral sciences, human-computer interaction, humanities, and historical and cultural studies.

We are particularly interested in students who can thrive within an interdisciplinary environment, and bring to their graduate education a passion for research and innovation. Deadline for application to the next academic year is December 1st, 2013. For more details on the program, faculty, and admissions requirements see: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the program director, Pablo J. Boczkowski.

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