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Communication and Information - Ph.D. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (75 credit hours)
Course Title Credits
CCI 80000 Foundations of Communication and Information Inquiry 3
  80001 Introduction to Research in Communication and Information 3
  80199 Dissertation I* 30
Theory courses 6
  Choose one from approved course listings in COMM, JMC or VCD (3)  
  Choose one from approved course listings in LIS or IAKM (3)  
Methods courses 9
  One quantitative research methods course (3)  
  One qualitative research methods course (3)  
  One statistics course (3)  
Courses in the elective category are selected with the approval of the student's advisor and supervisory committee to support the student's research interests. Students planning to enter the professoriate should include CCI 80094 College Teaching in Communication and Information (3) in their electives.

 * Each doctoral candidate, upon admission to candidacy, must register for CCI 80199 Dissertation I for a total of 30 hours. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for Dissertation I, and thereafter CCI 80199 Dissertation II, each semester, including summer, until all requirements for the degree have been met.

Note: Students should consult their advisors and the CCI Doctoral Program Handbook for additional requirements in specific programs of study.