Study Program

The Department of Communication Science (DIKOM) Universitas Gadjah Mada opened the Communication Science Doctoral Program (Strata-3) in 2020. The focus of the study of the Doctoral Program is in line with DIKOM's vision of "Crafting Well-Informed Society", encouraging doctoral students to be able to explore Communication and Media studies along with dynamics and character of Indonesian society. The centrality of communication in modern-postmodern society, which is inextricably linked to the dynamics of communication technology, presents a challenge for communication researchers to investigate and make a stronger contribution to the order of people's lives as they continue to move and evolve.

The Doctoral Program in Communication Studies is designed to be completed in three years, with a learning process that provides a quality learning experience, involving all components within the Universitas Gadjah Mada and its entire network. The program combines classroom learning and research program models. Students will be directed to take lecture classes in semesters 1 and 2 as a foundation for conducting research for dissertations that will be formally developed in semesters 3 to 6.  During the dissertation writing process, students are encouraged to enrich their academic experience through presentation experiences at national and international seminars, as well as writing academic works in national and international journals.

Produce graduates with comprehensive theoretical understanding and analytical skills so that they are able to become media analysts and communication policy analysts, or become consultants in the media and communication fields. In the field of professional practice, graduates of The Doctoral Program (Strata-3) in Communication Studies UGM are able to become expert specialists in professional practice in the field of communication science in accordance with the topic of study, including in making communication policies.

To produce graduates who have integrity, are creative, intelligent, have theoretical understanding and analytical skills, are sensitive to the dynamics and problems of society, and have strong communication networks at the national, regional and global levels. Graduates of the UGM Communication Sciences Doctoral Program (Strata 3) can pursue careers as independent researchers who are able to design and develop scientific concepts of communication. In accordance with learning outcomes in the definition of the Indonesian National Qualifications Framework (KKNI), Graduates of the Communication Sciences Doctoral Program (Strata-3) are required to master and demonstrate superior abilities in attitudes, knowledge, general skills, and special skills which are translated into:

a. Attitude Learning Outcomes (1) Believe in God the Almighty and demonstrate a religious attitude. (2) Upholding human values in carrying out duties based on religion, morals, and ethics. (3) Contribute to improving the quality of life in society, nation, state, and the advancement of civilization based on Pancasila. (4) To act as citizens who are proud and love their homeland, have nationalism, and have a sense of responsibility to the state and nation. (5) Appreciate the diversity of cultures, views, religions, beliefs, as well as the opinions or original findings of others. (6) Cooperate and have social sensitivity and concern for society and the environment. (7) Obey the law and discipline in social and state life. (8) Internalize academic values, norms, and ethics. (9) Demonstrate a responsible attitude towards work in the field of expertise independently. (10) Internalize the spirit of independence, struggle, and entrepreneurship.

b. Learning Outcomes Knowledge (1) Mastering the concept of academic integrity in general and plagiarism in particular as well as the types, consequences of violations, and efforts to prevent plagiarism. (2) Able to develop theoretical understanding, analytical power, research skills, and creative intelligence in responding to the dynamics and developments of communication technology. (3) Able to develop and discover new knowledge, theories, technologies, and methodologies to overcome communication problems. (4) Being able to realize and fulfil the need for the ability for continuous self-professional development. (5) Understand and commit to professional and ethical responsibilities as well as in respecting differences. (6) Able and willing to manage the social impact of existing communication technology in social and global contexts. (7) Able to integrate and develop science, technology, systems, and communication management in order to solve problems and strengthen communication systems.

c. General Skills Learning Outcomes (1) Able to develop scientific theories/conceptions/ideas and contribute to the development and practice of science and communication technology by paying attention to and applying human values and producing scientific research based on scientific methodology, logical thinking, critical, systematic, and creative. (2) Able to compile interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary or transdisciplinary research, both with theoretical studies and/or experiments in the fields of science, technology, art, and innovation produced in the form of a dissertation and publish two articles in indexed international scientific journals. (3) Able to choose research that is appropriate, current, advanced, and provides benefits to mankind through an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, or transdisciplinary approach in an effort to develop and/or produce problem solving in the fields of science, technology, art, or society based on the results of studies about the availability of internal and external resources. (4) Able to develop a research roadmap with an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, or transdisciplinary approach based on a study of the main research objectives and their constellation on a broader target. (5) Able to formulate scientific, technological or artistic arguments and solutions based on a critical view of facts, concepts, or theories that can be justified scientifically, based on academic ethics, and which are communicated through the mass media or directly to the public. (6) Able to demonstrate academic leadership in managing, developing, and fostering resources and organizations under their responsibility. (7) Able to manage, including storing, auditing, securing, and rediscovering data and information on research results that are under their responsibility. (8) Able to develop and maintain collegial and peer relations in their own environment or in a collaborative network with the research community outside the institution.

d. Learning Outcomes of Specific Skills (1) Able to manage, lead, and develop research that is novel and useful for the development of communication science for the progress of the nation and the prosperity of society. (2) Able to deepen or expand communication science through research and scientific communication with a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approach. (3) Able to develop or find testing and measurement methods, analyze, and interpret research results. (4) Able to design and develop systems, system components, or the complexity and integration of communication processes. (5) Able to function effectively as a leader or member in a strategic team. (6) Able to analyze, overcome, and anticipate complex communication problems. (8) Able to communicate in writing, visually, and verbally on a national and international scale and able to identify and use technical literature appropriately. (9) Have a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.