Ph.D. On Campus


University of Illinois at Chicago

24 months
7227 USD/year
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At the doctoral level, the Communication program at the University of Illinois at Chicago focuses on communication and technology. 



 Students develop thorough understanding of the field, expertise in its theories, skills needed to conduct effective research, and experience teaching in a university setting. They also acquire a specialty from among those recognized in scholarly societies and reflected in current research emphases among department faculty.

A signature feature of Communication program at the University of Illinois at Chicago is their flexibility. Students pursue individual and professional aims with guidance from an advisor, designing a course of study to reach their own educational goals. Because the department strongly encourages interdisciplinary work, students may study with scholars in allied disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Operationalizing Communication Research 
  • Communication, Technology, and Society Proseminar
  • New Media of Communication
  • Qualitative Methods in Communication
  • Dissertation Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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46 alternative credits

96 semester hours from the baccalaureate degree; 64 hours from the master’s degree.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Complete transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted. 
  • A master’s degree in communication or a related field is required. Applicants who have earned (or are completing) a bachelor’s degree and plan to pursue doctoral work should apply to the MA program.
  • Tests Required GRE General.
  • Resume Required; 1–2 pages.
  • Letters of Recommendation Three required, preferably from professors.
  • Personal Statement Required; 600 words.
  • Writing Sample Required; MA thesis or similar sustained writing.

Tuition Fee

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    7227 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7227 USD per year during 24 months.

7,227 - 17,714 USD

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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