Doctoral

MSU doctoral student Kanni Huang on Iceland's Sólheimajökull glacier, where environmental photographer James Balog gathered evidence of global climate change for the documentary "Chasing Ice."

MSU doctoral student Kanni Huang on Iceland’s Sólheimajökull glacier, where environmental photographer James Balog gathered evidence of global climate change for the documentary “Chasing Ice.”

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Doctoral candidates interested in studying the impact of environmental journalism on society or how and why the environment is covered should apply to MSU’s  Media and Information Studies Ph.D. Program.

This program is shared by the School of Journalism, Department of Advertising and Public Relations, and the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media.

Students learn advanced research skills, which allow them to study the nature and impact of environmental communication in its various forms. Ph.D. graduates typically teach and conduct research at universities and colleges or work for research organizations.

In addition to studying with journalism research faculty affiliated with the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, doctoral students may be interested in working with faculty at the Health and Risk Communication Center.

The Knight Center is affiliated with the Environmental Science and Policy Program, an umbrella group for MSU’s environmental research and graduate programs. Doctoral students in university environment-related programs can earn through ESPP a specialization in environmental science and policy.

For information, contact Geri Alumit Zeldes, the School of Journalism’s graduate director, at alumitge@msu.edu, or Knight Center research director Bruno Takahashi at btakahas@msu.edu.

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