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School of Communication

» Ph.D. in Communication

The Chapman University Ph.D. program in Communication will prepare you to teach and conduct research in the academic, as well as the professional, setting. Consistent with the program’s Areas of Emphasis, students will be prepared in the contexts of Interpersonal Communication, Health Communication, and Media and Communication Technology. If you have an interest in other sub-disciplines within the field of Communication, our faculty will help guide you in pursuit of those research interests such as in Family Communication, Instructional Communication and Intercultural Communication.

If accepted into the Ph.D. program in Communication, you may apply for a Graduate Assistantship or other funding. Graduate Assistantships are one-year commitments and are renewable for up to three years. Assistantships and other funding awards will be distributed on a competitive basis. 

Admission Deadlines: 

January 15th - Priority Deadline

April 15th - Regular Deadline (or until seats are filled) 

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