Ramallah: The Faculty of Graduate Studies at the Arab American University launched the first Ph.D. program of its kind in Palestine in Public Relations, Communication, and Media in partnership with the Ecole de journalism (ESJ) in Paris.
The program, which will be offered in the academic year 2023/2024, targets holders of an M.A. degree in all humanitarian disciplines, in addition to those working in the field of Media and Public Relations.
The applicant for the Ph.D. program in Public Relations, Communication, and Media is required to have an M.A. degree with at least a "very good" standing or its equivalent, a B.A. degree with at least a "good" standing or its equivalent according to the regular study system, and to pass a personal interview and an English language exam.
Applicants are also required to submit a research proposal and a motivation letter. Priority is given to applicants who have published research articles in the specialization.
In turn, the Dean of the Faculty of Modern Media and the program coordinator, Dr. Hanadi Dwikat, indicated that launching the Ph.D. program comes within the Arab American University's continuous efforts to meet the needs of the Palestinian labor market in the public and private media institutions, as well as meeting the needs of the Palestinian universities, through an educational policy that focuses on establishing partnerships with international institutions and universities.
"The program's mission is in line with the mission and philosophy of the University, which aims to graduate experienced and competent specialists in various scientific fields that meet the needs of the Palestinian society”, Dr. Dwikat added.
It is worth mentioning that the Arab American University and the Higher Institute of Journalism, Communication, and International Relations in Paris had concluded an agreement of partnership and cooperation in the Ph.D. program in Public Relations, Communication, and Media.