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Doctoral Program

CCI Doctoral Program

The combination of outstanding professors, excellent students, and a leading-edge interdisciplinary curriculum sets the College of Communication and Information doctoral program apart from the rest.

As a doctoral student in our PhD program, which is the first of its kind in the Southeastern United States, you will receive a world-class PhD experience. Our integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum enables you to approach the discipline from a holistic perspective.  This perspective and way of thinking will make you unique and valued as a professional. 

While working with exceptional faculty members, you will gain state-of-art expertise in a primary area (Advertising, Communication Studies, Information Science, Journalism and Electronic Media, or Public Relations) and in a cognate area.  You will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to create new knowledge by gaining a thorough understanding of the influence of paradigmatic assumptions on theory building, of a wide variety of research methodologies, and much, much more.

We offer competitive graduate funding with a tuition waiver to students admitted to the PhD program.  For more about funding opportunities, please view our financial aid and scholarships page.