Have Doctoral Program Questions?
Contact Miriam Matteson, PhD
318 Library, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001
The Ph.D. program in Communication and Information requires a minimum of 40 semester hours of graduate credit beyond the Master's degree and 30 semester hours of dissertation work for a total of 70 semester hours.
The doctoral program has a flexible structure. It is designed to provide both a broad interdisciplinary core of knowledge about communication and information theory and research, and individualized programs of study developed by students in consultation with their Academic Advisors and Program Planning Committees. Students should begin developing their programs of study during their first semester and have them approved by the time they have completed 15 semester hours. Students are expected to become engaged in a variety of research projects before they begin dissertation work.
(May be selected from the courses in the College of Communication and Information, or with approval of the student's academic advisor, may be chosen from any appropriate Kent State University graduate offerings):
12 credit hours of electives are selected with the approval of the student's Academic Advisor and Program Planning Committee to support the student's research interests.