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Doctoral Requirements

51 total credit hours beyond the M.A. degree (45 course credit hours minimum plus 6 credit hours of doctoral dissertation work)

Core Requirements (6 credit hours):

COM 6001, Histories and Theories of Communication (3 credit hours)

COM 7325, Qualitative Methods or COM 7325, Critical Methods (depending on your interests) (3 credit hours)

Additional Requirements (45 credit hours):

6 credit hours of research tools related to area of dissertation

6 credit hours in courses from other departments within this or other universities (pending advisor approval)

27 credit hours of elective coursework in Communication, 12 credit hours of which must be Ph.D. Seminars

6 credit hours of Dissertation hours

Ph.D. students enrolled full-time tend to complete coursework in three years; a minimum of one-year continuous residency is required.