Department of Communication

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

The UIC Department of Communication is known for research on new technology, political communication, and diversity, culture and visual studies.

PhD in Communication

 

The program includes a selective requirement (either COMM 502 Seminar in Media Studies or 503 Seminar in Intercultural Communication) but recommends both for the broadest preparation in the discipline. The two recommended research methods courses may be in the Department (including 594 and 596) or may be outside (and may also help fulfill the expectation of coursework in allied disciplines). For a specialization, select a section of the International Communication Association (ICA) or the National Communication Association (NCA). For guidance about an allied discipline, consult with a faculty member who belongs to that section. Electives in Communication are allied with mediated (534 Mass Communication Theory, 567 Topics in Political Communication), with personal (506 Cross-Cultural Communication, 525 Approaches to Rhetorical Criticism), or with either dimension of communication (505 Organizational Communication, 570 Seminar in Philosophy of Technology, 591 Health Communication, 594 Advanced Special Topics in Communication, 596 Independent Research).


For course descriptions please see the UIC Course Descriptions for Communication classes.



Example #1--Completing the PhD degree in four years (8 credits per semester plus summer credits)


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Example #2--Completing the PhD degree in three years (12 credits per semester plus summer credits)


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Department of Communication
1007 W Harrison Street (MC 132)
Behavioral Sciences Building 1140
Chicago IL 60607

Phone: (312) 996-3187 | Fax: (312) 413-2125

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