Q&A with PhD Graduate Scott Sikes
After being inspired by his wife simultaneously working and earning her Master’s degree, Scott Sikes looked to Rocky Top for his return to higher education. He earned his Master’s degree in Information Sciences in 2018 and recently completed his PhD with a concentration in Information Sciences in 2021.
He successfully defended his dissertation, “In Our Very Blood: The Use of Social Media in the 2018 West Virginia Teachers’ Strike.”
What made you decide to pursue your masters degree and PhD at UT? What made you decide to go back to school?
When I was looking at graduate programs, the … Read more “Q&A with PhD Graduate Scott Sikes”
Q&A with Ciera Noe on the New Strategic and Digital Communication Master’s Concentration
In a few months, Ciera Noe will earn her second degree from the College of Communication and Information.
The second one will definitely be a first.
Noe completed her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Electronic Media in 2020 and is on track to being the first graduate of CCI’s new Strategic and Digital Communication (SDC) program this summer. She does not have finalized career plans, but she found a strength in copy edited during her undergraduate studies and the SDC coursework sparked an interest in social media marketing.
The SDC program began in Fall 2020 and is a 30-hour master’s … Read more “Q&A with Ciera Noe on the New Strategic and Digital Communication Master’s Concentration”
Q&A With Mikayla Flynn
Asynchronous course formats allow for greater flexibility and are a convenient way for students to further their education without having to put their lives on hold. These courses allow students to work on their own schedule while permitting them to work a job, complete internships, or even be a parent, just to name a few. It can help relieve the stress associated with balancing schoolwork with outside priorities.
The College of Communication and Information recently introduced a fully online, asynchronous master’s degree program in strategic and digital communication. The program consists of courses from each of the four schools within … Read more “Q&A With Mikayla Flynn”
Q&A With Kealy Moriarty
Balancing a career while also completing a graduate degree can be difficult. The College of Communication and Information recently introduced an online master’s degree program with a concentration in strategic and digital communication which allows students to receive their graduate degree on their own schedule. The program consists of asynchronous courses which incorporate all four of the college’s concentrations into one program, including courses in public relations, advertising, journalism and electronic media, communications studies, and information sciences.
Kealy Moriarty is working towards her master’s degree while also balancing a career with the National Guard. She currently works for the Tennessee … Read more “Q&A With Kealy Moriarty”
Q&A With Alissa Sommerfeldt
The College of Communications and Information offers a master’s program in Communication and Information with four different concentrations: advertising, public relations, communication studies, and journalism and electronic media. The program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in both professional and management positions. Students gain knowledge in each concentration, regardless of which they choose to pursue, to ensure a well-rounded education. The program also provides students with opportunities to study abroad, receive scholarships, and to participate in research projects.
Alissa Sommerfeldt is working toward her master’s degree with a concentration in public relations, balancing the … Read more “Q&A With Alissa Sommerfeldt”
CCI Launches Online Master’s Program in Fall 2020
Prepare for New Opportunities and Advance Your Career on Your Time
Do you want to enhance your skills and resume in the work place? Do you want to pivot from your current career into the communications field?
The University of Tennessee is launching an asynchronous online concentration in strategic and digital communication, starting Fall 2020. The Strategic and Digital Communication MS is one of the only graduate online concentrations in the country that cuts across the College of Communication and Information’s disciplinary areas and courses build upon what all of CCI’s Schools—Advertising & Public … Read more “CCI Launches Online Master’s Program in Fall 2020”
Master’s Student Q&A: Kylie Julius
A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Kylie Julius (CS ’18) is pursuing her master’s degree Communication & Information with an emphasis in communication studies.
During her master’s degree program, she researched interpersonal and organizational conflict, particularly in the effects of workplace bullying. Julius intends to pursue a doctorate in the future and teach in a university setting.
Why did you choose Tennessee and the CCI program for your master’s degree?
I always felt at home within the College of Communication and Information. The professors in the Communication Studies department watched out for me throughout my college career.