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Edward R. Murrow College of Communication




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, media, society, and politics or science communication.

Program Requirements

Core 6 credits
COM 570Communication Theory3
COM 509Quantitative Research Methods3
Research Methods9
Major Area of Concentration
18 credits
Supporting Area
12 credits
COM 500Colloquium (4 x 1 credit)4
Dissertation Credits27

Note: 3 credits of independent study (S/F) may be substituted for three credits of graded coursework.  At least 21 out of the 30 credits from Major + Supporting Area must be from Murrow College.