School of Media and Communication has two doctoral programs: Ph.D. in Journalism & Communication and Ph.D. in New Media Studies (taught in English). Doctoral program of Journalism and Communication was officially approved by the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council in 2018. Specifically designed for international students, doctoral program in New Media Studies aims at cultivating high-level new media scholars who hold both super research ability and solid practical skills in information age. The students are expected to be knowledgeable of humanities, basic sciences, media literacy, and civil society literacy. They should have a deep understanding on the nature, the law and the development of new media industries in contemporary society. They should also be able to fully understand the relationship between new media and human behaviors, especially the impact of online public opinion on social development.