Doctoral Strategic Plan
The CCI Doctoral Strategic Plan contains the vision and mission statement for the college’s PhD program.
The combination of outstanding professors, excellent students, and a leading-edge interdisciplinary curriculum sets the College of Communication and Information doctoral program apart from the rest.
As a doctoral student in our PhD program, which is the first of its kind in the Southeastern United States, you will receive a world-class experience. Our integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum enables you to approach the discipline from a holistic perspective. This perspective and way of thinking will make you unique and valued as a professional.
While working with exceptional faculty members, you will gain state-of-art expertise in a primary area (Advertising, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Journalism and Electronic Media, or Public Relations) and in a cognate area. You will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to create new knowledge by gaining a thorough understanding of the influence of paradigmatic assumptions on theory building, of a wide variety of research methodologies, and much, much more.
We offer competitive graduate funding with a tuition waiver to students admitted to the PhD program. For more about funding opportunities, please view our financial aid and scholarships page.