Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Communication is research-intensive and allows students to specialize in one or more of the following areas: (1) Communication, Politics, and Policy, (2) Health Communication, (3) Organizational Communication, (4) Media, Culture, and Identity, and (5) Rhetoric and Public Affairs. Program requirements aim to prepare students who plan careers in academia or other research-oriented professions.

To earn a PhD in the Department of Communication and Journalism, students must devise an individualized program of study in consultation with their advisor and demonstrate competency in a specialized area of study, as well as gain a comprehensive background in communication studies.

Steps to Fulfill a Doctoral Program