Core Research Areas

Our program is tailored to fit your needs, whether you are preparing for a career post-graduation or are continuing into a doctoral program. If you would like to start graduate school next fall, we encourage you to complete an application. Because Georgia State offers rolling admissions, candidates benefit most from applying early.

Our professors specialize in many areas of research, consulting and service, including:

  • Advertising and consumer culture
  • Aesthetics
  • Chinese culture, politics and society
  • Critical cultural studies
  • Critical theory
  • Film, video and new media production
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Health communication
  • Ideology and propaganda
  • International communication
  • International media
  • Media history
  • Media industries
  • Media, rhetoric and politics
  • Nation branding and public diplomacy
  • Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism
  • New and emerging media
  • New communication technologies, new media, and big data analysis
  • Performance
  • Political resistance and civil disobedience
  • Public relations
  • Rhetoric and political power
  • Television studies