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Doctorate in Journalism and Mass Communication

Ph.D. requirements:

  • Application deadline for fall enrollment: Dec. 15
  • Master’s degree or equivalent with at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Graduate application: Apply online.
  • Application fee (nonrefundable): degree-seeking, domestic: $65; degree-seeking, international: $85
  • Resume or CV.
  • An official transcript of all previous graduate credit, including the master’s degree, sent electronically to Graduate Application Processing Center link. A hard copy is acceptable if the institution cannot send electronic transcripts.
  • A copy of the master’s thesis and other examples of research and scholarship, preferably by PDF. Links to online articles are acceptable.
  • Candidates will be required to answer a survey in their application related to their research focus area.
  • Appropriate references from three persons, including the master’s advisor, if possible.
  • International students are required to submit TOEFL scores.
  • International students are required to submit evidence of financial support.

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Graduate Admission Questions?

Admission questions may be directed to our graduate academic advisor, Jammie Johnson (785-864-7649), or our associate dean of graduate studies, Matt Tidwell (913-897-8416).

Also refer to the Graduate Handbook.

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