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College of Communication and Information
This degree program is designed to prepare individuals for traditional and emerging careers in teaching, research, and administration in the rapidly converging fields of communication and information through a prescribed core of interdisciplinary courses and supervised selection of elective coursework within and across disciplines.
The doctoral program in communication and information is strongly research oriented. Applicants for the Ph.D. program normally are expected to have completed a thesis in their master's program. Admission will be restricted to the most promising applicants. Applications are viewed holistically to evaluate the student's likelihood of success in the CCI Ph.D. program. Applicants normally are accepted for admission only for the fall semester, and the deadline for all application materials is February 1.
International applicants normally are expected to achieve a minimum score of 590 on the paper-based TOEFL examination or the equivalent in another testing format.
The Ph.D. program in Communication and Information requires a minimum of 45 semester hours of graduate credit beyond the Master's degree and 30 semester hours of dissertation work for a total of 75 semester hours.
To achieve candidacy, doctoral students must pass the doctoral comprehensive examination.
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