Students applying for admission to SC&I’s Ph.D. program in Communication, Information and Media typically have completed a master's degree in communication, information science, library studies or another related academic or professional field. Highly qualified students from strong programs or research backgrounds without a master's degree may also apply in special circumstances, but should contact Director of the Ph.D. Program Director Jennifer Theiss before doing so.
We advise all prospective Ph.D. students to review doctoral program admissions requirements and deadlines before submitting an application. Students in the school’s Ph.D. program may elect to focus study in:
You can find extensive information about all three doctoral areas of concentration in the Ph.D. program section.
We evaluate each application on the basis of your:
SC&I only admits students for a fall semester start; no students are permitted to begin the program in spring. Application deadlines for the fall term are January 5 of each year, with late applications to be considered at a May 1 deadline. Students requesting financial aid must apply by January 5.
The application deadline for Fall 2020 is January 5, 2020.