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 for full consideration. Applications received after March 1 may be considered if space and funding are available at the time the application is received. Accepted students must start their doctoral studies in the Fall semester.