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CMC offers PhD in Media Studies for 2013-2014

Dr. Roland Tolentino

(March 7)—College of Mass Communication (CMC) dean Dr. Roland Tolentino announced that the College is now accepting applicants for its new program, Doctor of Philosophy in Media Studies for academic year 2013-2014.

Tolentino made the announcement at the opening of the CMC Week on March 4.

The newest graduate studies program was approved by the BOR last September 20, 2012. The new PhD program is designed to contribute to the scholarly pursuit of understanding the media in the lives of Filipinos today using a critical cultural framework within the context of Philippine media with a multidisciplinary approach that the program prescribes.

Celebrating their 48th year, CMC faculty, staff and students also took time off to relax and celebrate their accomplishments through various activities slated from February 27 to March 15.

With a theme Taong Malaya, Midyang Mapagpalaya, among the activities lined up were the Walk for Wellness, unveiling of the  CMC exhibit on the fun facts about the College, book fair and information literacy roadshow and the open house for prospective CMC students from various high schools.

UPD Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma delivered the opening remarks at the CMC Week opening ceremonies.

Saloma congratulated the college for its contributions to mass media and society. He also mentioned that despite the inherent risk especially in the Journalism profession, degrees in the various fields of communication continue to be a popular choice. He said in Filipino that For the past two academic years, the college has enjoyed an average enrollment of 1,051. Last April, the college produced 228 graduates (OUR Data on Graduates for AY 2011-2012). This is remarkable, considering that in May 1967, the Institute had only nine—all AB Journalism majors, as its first batch of graduates.”

CMC’s forthcoming events, can be viewed here.—H.C.P.