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Overview To graduate, each candidate must demonstrate a general understanding of the field of communications as a whole and acquire deep knowledge in an area of concentration through research and coursework in appropriate disciplines ranging from history, sociology or religion to business or international affairs.
Below are the specific requirements for successful completion of the program. The program does not accept candidates for terminal M. The thesis is a substantial research paper of at least pages, usually building on the student's work in a particular course and overseen by the professor of that course.
Students who enter with an advanced degree from another institution or a different department or school at Columbia may receive one or two semesters' worth of advanced standing i.
Usually the program accepts work for advanced standing when 1 it has contributed directly and substantially to the fulfillment of the requirements for the M. Courses deemed "professional" rather than academic, including most courses in the skills and techniques of journalism, are not normally acceptable toward a doctoral degree.
Final decisions about advanced standing are made by the doctoral subcommittee after the student has completed one semester at Columbia. To earn the M. Any other course submitted for this requirement must be approved by the program director. The course should address one or both of the following: This course, selected by the student with the approval of the program director, should address one or both of the following: If the course is not specifically focused on communications, the student is expected to write on a topic in communications.
Pass a proficiency exam in a language other than English that is used in research. Proficiency exams are regularly administered by the various foreign language departments at Columbia; students should consult with the appropriate department to arrange their exams.
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Deliver an oral presentation outlining the proposed dissertation topic and plan of research. This is generally done during an informal gathering of classmates and advisers held during the spring term of the second year of coursework.
Pass a comprehensive examination. Students choose ONE of the following options: In either case, the program chair must approve an advisory committee of three faculty members, at least one and preferably two of whom must be members of the communications Ph.
Students are strongly encouraged to finish this requirement no later than the end of the semester following the one in which they have finished all coursework, but they must finish the comps by the end of the second semester after coursework.
The goal of the examination is for the student to demonstrate that he or she has the necessary preparation, knowledge, and understanding to proceed with the planned dissertation. Each committee member works individually with the student to define the area covered by the exam and to suggest the preparation she or he finds appropriate.
During the written portion the student answers one question from each adviser; students must earn a grade of either Pass or Contingent for each question in order to proceed to the oral exam, but they may retake any part s of the written portion that received a failing grade.
During the oral exam, committee members may ask students to clarify, expand on or defend any of their answers. In order for the student to pass the oral portion, the vote of the committee members must be unanimous in his or her favor. If the student fails the oral portion, he or she may retake the entire exam six months later.
Students must complete all of the following requirements. Submit an article for blind review by a high-quality refereed scholarly journal in an appropriate field.
Present a paper an entirely distinct work from the journal article at an appropriate scholarly conference for which the submission was accepted in competitive judging. The syllabus should include appropriate readings and assignments as well as a statement of the purpose, goals and scope of the course.
Committee members should approve the topic before the project is begun.Research overview.
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