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The doctoral degree in communication is research-intensive and will prepare you for a career in academia or other research-oriented professions. You will specialize in one or more of the following areas:

  • Communication, Politics and Policy
  • Health Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Media, Culture and Identity
  • Rhetoric and Public Affairs

Ph.D. in Communication Program Requirements

How to Earn Your Ph.D.

To earn a doctorate in the Department of Communication, you must:

  • Devise an individualized program of study in consultation with your advisor
  • Gain a comprehensive background in communication studies
  • Demonstrate competency in a specialized area of study

Steps to Fulfill a Doctoral Program