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A complete application includes the following materials required by the graduate school:

  • Graduate application 

  • Statement of purpose (specifically why you want to pursue a Ph.D. and how our program can help you accomplish this purpose)

  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate degree(s) earned

  • Three letters of recommendation

In addition, the Department of Communication requires:

  • A CV or resume which clearly identifies your current position, including your responsibilities; your professional publications and papers; your service and professional activity; and your teaching and training experiences

  • A scholarly writing sample where the candidate is first author (single authorship preferred), such as a master's thesis, proposal, or chapter; conference paper; final course paper 

  • Evidence of effective teaching potential (please include one or more of the following): teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy statement, recommendation letter(s) may speak to experience or potential of applicant, peer evaluations/observations, sample syllabi, sample lesson plan/assignment, etc.

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores

  • TOEFL test results (required for international students)

The department's TOEFL score minimum must total at least 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, or 100 internet-based.

Completed applications must be received by March 1. Accepted students must start their doctoral studies in the fall semester.

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Department of Communication
Phone: (701) 231-7705 • Fax: (701) 231-7784
Physical Address: Minard 338 • 1210 Albrecht Blvd. • Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing Address: Department #2310 • P.O. Box 6050 • Fargo, ND 58108

Last Updated: Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:50:27 AM
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