36 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Communication program from University of Arizona is grounded in theory and research concerning human communication and provides excellent preparation for careers in academia. 

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Key Features

The Communication program from University of Arizona offers hands-on research experience and a broad range of coursework and educational opportunities, with specialization in Interpersonal Communication, Media, Health Communication, Small Group and Intergroup Communication, New Communication Technologies, and Political Communication. PhD programs of study combine major and minor coursework to fit individual intellectual needs and areas of research specialization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Mass Communication Theory
  • Interpersonal Theory
  • Theories of Social Influence 
  • Health Communication Theory
  • Lifespan Communication 
  • Communication and Music 
  • Theory of Small Group Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


64 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
156 (verbal)
146 (quantitative)
4.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Writing sample (thesis chapters or prospectus preferred)
  •  3 letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s academic and intellectual qualifications
  •  Statement of Purpose  (500-2000 words) should be broken into the following sections: (a) your scholarly and research interests in the field of communication, (b) why you wish to pursue graduate study in the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona (including explicit connections between your research interests and our faculty's areas of expertise), and (c) your plans following completion of your graduate degree.
  • GPA:  3.5 minimum
  • For purposes of evlauation, we will accept unofficial transcripts of credits earned from ALL colleges and universities attended, uploaded where indicated on application. If applicant accepts offer of admission, we will require official transcripts sent to the Communication Dept at the University of Arizona. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

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


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