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The School of Communication and Information Welcomes Ph.D. Applications for Fall 2021
We especially encourage students from historically and statistically underrepresented minority groups to apply. 

The School of Communication & Information invites applications for our Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Communication, Information, and Media. The application deadline for the fall 2021 term is January 5, 2021, with late applications to be considered by May 1, 2021. Students requesting financial aid must apply by January 5, 2021.

Located in New Brunswick, NJ, within a 90-minute drive/train to both NYC and Philadelphia, Rutgers University provides an excellent environment for research. Our location makes us ideally suited for scholars seeking to make significant contributions to the social development of individuals by understanding the links among people, information, and technology. The school includes world-renowned faculty who are leading researchers and outstanding teachers. 

More information on Ph.D. program admissions can be found on our website.

To apply, follow this link. This page also contains detailed information about the application process and the link for submitting your application. 


The Ph.D. program in Communication, Information, and Media at Rutgers University invites students who are interested in the program to join us for a virtual information session and social hour with current faculty and students on Thursday, November 19 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. EST(/+5 GMT) via Zoom. If you are interested in attending this session, please fill out this form with your information and we will contact you 24 hours prior to the event with the Zoom call information: 

For more information please contact Ph.D. Director Jennifer Theiss.

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