Our graduate program is grounded in theory and research concerning human communication, and provides excellent preparation for further graduate study and careers in academia.
The Department of Communication faculty examine ways in which human beings exchange messages with one another, the content of those messages, and their effects on individuals and society. The Department's strong commitment to quality teaching and research has earned its faculty and graduate students numerous teaching awards and a ranking as one of the top Communication programs in the nation.
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Students must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at the University of Arizona and must work with a Communication faculty advisor in their area of study. Contact department for application.
Students who wish to pursue a minor in Communication must take 12 units of graduate level Communication courses: any two of the required graduate theory seminars (609, 610, 620, 669) and two other courses at the 500 or 600 level in the department. All courses are to be determined by the student and his/her minor committee. The minor committee consists of one voting member of the faculty who holds at least a .51 FTE appointment in the Department of Communication. Upon completion of the courses, students must take 6 hours of written minor comprehensive exams (3 hours on theory and 3 hours on other course work).
Core Courses (6 units): All minor students must complete two of the following courses with a grade of B or better in each.
Communication Minor Electives (6 units): All minor students must complete two other 3 credit Communication 500+ level courses, selected in conjunction with faculty advisor with a B or better in each.
Minor comprehensive exams
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.