Ph.D. On Campus


The Ohio State University

60 months
40507 USD/year
37140 USD/year
12424 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School of Communication at The Ohio State University offers a unique graduate program for studying the underlying mechanisms and theoretical explanations for communication phenomena.


The programme

  • We encourage our students to become their own scholars, finding their place in the larger study of communication processes and effects by working with multiple faculty across specializations and using multiple methods. We also have state-of-the-art facilities that allow for a broad range of research.
  • The mission of the School of Communication at the The Ohio State University is to achieve national and international distinction in research, teaching and service. To accomplish this mission, the School will advance high quality communication scholarship in ways consistent with the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and will engage in innovative, excellent undergraduate and graduate education. Scholarly, professional and public constituencies will be served by helping improve the understanding of communication processes and by working with professional constituencies to improve the practice of communication.

Programme Structure

The School of Communication emphasizes the interconnectedness of various subfields in communication in our focus areas, including:

  • Communication technology and society
  • Health communication and social influence
  • Mass communication uses and effects
  • Political communication and public opinion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

The minimum academic criteria for admission to the Graduate School include:

  • Credentials documenting prerequisite academic work that provide evidence of ability to pursue a graduate program in your chosen area. Consult your intended graduate program for more information.
  • An earned 4-year baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university prior to beginning graduate studies.
  • The university requires, at minimum, a cumulative grade point average equivalent of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B grade) in all prior undergraduate and graduate level work.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40507 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40507 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    37140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37140 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    12424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12424 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

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


Graduate and professional students at Ohio State have a variety of funding options available to them, including associateships and other employment, fellowships, loans and scholarships. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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