New Comm-Tech-Society MA at Clemson Univeristy: Extended Deadline

Launching our new MA in Communication, Technology, and Society is a very exciting part of my new position as Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Clemson University. This program will examine technologies and social media from a Communication perspective -- with all the variety and diversity that implies. In addition to committee work, as an instructor I will be contributing my background in cultural studies, feminism/gender/sexuality, sound studies, and other areas.

Eight applicants will receive assistantships with full tuition waiver and a $12k stipend. See below for full details of the program.

My own masters was a technology program, also in its early years, and it helped get me where I am today. So our new program at Clemson has a special meaning for me!

The Department of Communication Studies at Clemson University continues to accept applications for its master's degree program in Communication, Technology and Society beginning Fall 2011. The program will allow students to examine how people use communication mediated by technology to pursue long-term goals in communication, including interpersonal communication, group communication and decision-making, virtual organizing, and communication campaigns (e.g., health communication, political communication, communication in social movements).

The program emphasizes the impact of communication technology on society and culture, and is one of the first in the country to offer a special emphasis in uses of social media. Students in the program will be exposed to the full range of approaches to theory and research, as well as have ample opportunities to apply their knowledge outside the classroom. Graduates from this new program will be prepared to enter business and industry as communication practitioners in a variety of fields. We also expect a significant number of our M.A. graduates to continue their education through the doctoral level at major research universities.

Funding opportunities are available to approximately eight new graduate students in the form of teaching and research assistantships. Our assistantships provide a full tuition waiver and a stipend of approximately $12,000 per academic year. Please see the program website for detailed information, including application instructions.

For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Katherine Hawkins, Professor and Chair, at 864-656-5384 or hawkin5@clemson.edu

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