Success in a theory and research-driven doctorate such as Media, Culture, and Communication depends heavily on a candidate's ability to read and think critically, to reason with acuity, and to write with clarity, precision, and fluency.
We devote particular attention in selecting candidates for admission to evidence of an applicant's abilities in these areas, and to the background work of an applicant in the area/topic they intend to pursue.
We encourage our doctoral students to think about their dissertation research before they arrive and we ask that applicants to the Ph D program submit essays that state a clear and concise research agenda that matches with those supported and initiated by our faculty members.
No matter how qualified an applicant may be to pursue advanced study in the area they have identified, they will require the direction and support of the faculty members knowledgeable about and interested in that area.
Application Deadlines Fall: December 1 Program Information Program Website | 212-998-5191 Admission to the Ph D in Media, Culture, and Communication is very competitive.
By mid-February, the top candidates will be contacted for a video interview.As the media and communication sector becomes ever more diverse and dynamic, degrees in the field of media and communication studies are also growing in popularity.Read our guide to see if this could be the right subject area for you, and to find out about the different specializations and careers paths you could pursue.Pure culture, in microbiology, a laboratory culture containing a single species of organism.A pure culture is usually derived from a mixed culture (one containing many species) by transferring a small sample into new, sterile growth medium in such a manner as to disperse the individual cells across the medium surface or by thinning the sample manyfold before inoculating the new medium.Applicants are rarely accepted who score below 160 on the Verbal section of the GRE and 4.5 on the Analytical Writing section.That said, no applicant will be admitted nor denied admission solely on the basis of a single score.Following the interviews, six applicants are admitted and begin the program the following September.Doctoral students in Media, Culture, and Communication typically receive full fellowship funding for five years.Both methods separate the individual cells so that, when they multiply, each will form a discrete colony, which may then be used to inoculate more medium, with the assurance that only one type of organism will be present.Isolation of a pure culture may be enhanced by providing a mixed inoculum with a medium favouring the growth of one organism to the exclusion of others.