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The graduate faculty members of communication offer a transdisciplinary graduate program leading to the PhD in communication. Areas of emphasis are available in interpersonal, intercultural and organizational communication. This program also provides coursework and resources in rhetoric and performance studies.
The program is housed in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication and is designed to prepare scholars for research-oriented careers in universities and in the public or private sectors. Students are provided training in communication theory, research methodology, and a specialization in one or more areas of concentration. The goal of the program is to meet the needs of students whose interests transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries as exemplified by participation in our transdisciplinary research initiatives.