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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”


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”


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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”