Ph.D. On Campus


Florida State University

1110 USD/credit
479 USD/credit
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The award-winning faculty members in the School of Communication are ready to help you build a career in communication research, teaching, and related fields. At Florida State, you can work with a dynamic and diverse faculty and peer group.


The School of Communication specializes in areas such as emerging communication technologies, health and environmental communication, social media, social movements, political communication, media psychology, and marketing communication. Our program offers you extensive training in instruction and research, as well as access to an impressive array of resources, tools, and facilities that can help you achieve your educational and professional goals.

The programme

Beginning with a common core of courses, students will encounter various philosophical, theoretical, and methodological approaches to communication scholarship, from interpretive analyses to empirical studies. A major goal of the program is for students to gain knowledge of and an appreciation for the complexities and interdependencies within the range of communication inquiry. 

To that end, students will gain a critical, historical, and theoretical grounding in the communication discipline that will prepare them to pursue more in-depth coursework in media studies, cultural and rhetorical studies, or marketing communication. Students will be actively mentored so that they can present the results of their coursework and scholarship at national and international conferences, culminating in publication in refereed scholarly outlets.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation Courses
  • Primary Area of Study
  • Secondary Area of Study
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Cognate
  • Preliminary Examination

Key information

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On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Florida State University Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Complete and submit the University Admissions Office’s Online Application Form.
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee of $30
  • Submit a completed Residency Affidavit
  • Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and request scores to be sent to FSU.
  • Doctoral applicants should have a minimum of a 3.3 in their master’s degree work
  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A resume or writing sample (required for doctoral students).

Tuition Fee

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    1110 USD/credit
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  • National

    479 USD/credit
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Living costs for Tallahassee

955 - 1345 USD /month
Living costs

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