Wayne State University

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Ph.D. Program in Communication


The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in communication is designed to establish and maintain high standards of scholarly activity, while providing excellence in academic instruction at both the theoretical and applied levels. The doctoral program encompasses the full range of quantitative, qualitative, rhetorical, and critical approaches to the study of communication, in which each student is focused through a Plan of Work that fits the student's interests.

Alumni of the program are skilled researchers, practitioners, creative artists, critical consumers, and thoughtful observers of communication processes. While many serve as recognized scholars and educators throughout the country and world, others occupy responsible positions as communication and creative professionals in business and industry, government, and academia.

For more information about the program, please refer to the navigation above, download our program flyers (flyer1, flyer2), read the Ph.D. Handbook, and go over the research areas of our doctoral advisors