Learning Outcomes: Communication, PhD

Learning Outcomes for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Communication


  1. Intellectual Reasoning and Knowledge: Students will acquire broad and deep knowledge of communication research, theory, and practice.
  2. Creative Inquiry and Discovery: Students will assimilate and conduct original research to generate new ideas about communication.
  3. Proficiency with diversity: Students will engage in constructive discourse and deliberation about ideas from across the breadth of the field of communication and cognate fields.
  4. Career Preparedness: Students will gain professional development experiences that afford them rewarding career opportunities in education, policy, business, and/or industry.