The program offers two tracks – academic track and professional track. The academic track prepares leaners/students for a successful career in both teaching and research, with an aim to contribute to academic advancement in related fields. On the other hand, the professional track prepares students for a successful career in media or communication industry, with a goal to create a new generation of professionals who can enhance their professional works or business practices through research.

The curriculum consists of 6 required courses, 2 elective courses, a professional project (only for professional track students), and 20 or 36 dissertation credits.


Academic Track

Professional Track

Pre-Requisite Courses 2 courses (no credit) 2 courses  (no credit)
Required Courses 6 courses (18 credits) 6 courses (18 credits)
Elective Courses 2 courses (6 credits) 2 courses (6 credits)
Qualifying Exam After completion of course works After completion of course works
Dissertation 36 credits 20 credits
Professional Project 16 credits
Total 60 credits 60 credits