The doctoral program in Communication Washington State University provides world class curriculum, faculty, and facilities to prepare students as scholars and educators. In our doctoral program, you will work with diverse faculty who study health communication, intercultural and international communication, media processes and effects, media and society, and organizational communication.
Descriptions of these areas are provided below:
- Media & Health Promotion focuses on media messages and health behavior. This includes social level analysis of mainstream and alternative media as products of and influences on the health of individuals and society; individual level analysis of psychological processes through which health related knowledge, attitudes and behaviors are shaped; and the creation of messages related to health and social wellbeing, as well as how strategic messages campaigns can influence decision making and social development.
- Communication, Technology & Social Influence focuses on the role of communication, media, and technologies and their influence in shaping individuals, organizations, and societies. The roles and effects of emerging media, including mobile technology and social media are examined in different domains such as social issues, social movements, journalism, environmental communication and health. Faculty and graduate students work in teams to develop theory and address applied communication problems.
Ph.D. Application Deadline
Completed applications must be submitted to the Graduate School by January 10 for fall admission. The priority deadline for applications is December 31.