Communication Graduate Degree Program

Description

The Department of Communication is designed to provide a theoretical understanding of the process of human communication. Graduate training is broadly based in the social sciences, with emphases in three primary research areas: interpersonal communication, media communication, and organizational communication. The curriculum provides students with essential preparation in theory construction, analysis, and research methodologies for conducting original scholarship in communication. Doctoral students may add an interdisciplinary focus in Black Studies, Cognitive Science, Feminist Studies, Global Studies, Language, Interaction & Social Organization, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, or Technology & Society.

The Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara offers advanced study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. A terminal M.A. program is not offered.

General Information

Website http://www.comm.ucsb.edu/graduate
Address Department of Communication
University of California, Santa Barbara
ATTN: Tricia Taylor
4005 Social Sciences and Media Studies
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4020
(USA)
Phone (805) 893-3046
Email ttaylor@comm.ucsb.edu
Degrees Offered MA/PhD, PhD
Requirements
  • Online application: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp
  • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (Submitted online)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (Submitted online)
  • GRE General test scores
  • TOEFL scores 550 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 80 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable)
  • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.
Deadlines Fall Only - January 1, 2018 (by 11:59 PM PST)
Emphases Black Studies, Cognitive Science; Global Studies; Feminist Studies; Language, Interaction, & Social Organization; Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences; Technology & Society (All Ph.D. only)
Specializations N/A
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      • Address
        • Department of Communication
          University of California, Santa Barbara
          ATTN: Tricia Taylor </br> 4005 Social Sciences and Media Studies Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4020
          (USA)
      • Phone
        • (805) 893-3046
      • Degrees Offered
        • MA/PhD, PhD
      • Requirements
          • Online application: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp
          • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
          • Three Letters of Recommendation (Submitted online)
          • Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (Submitted online)
          • GRE General test scores
          • TOEFL scores 550 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 80 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable)
          • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.
      • Pre-Application
        • No Pre-Application Necessary
      • Deadlines
        • Fall Only - January 1, 2018 (by 11:59 PM PST)
      • Emphases
        • Black Studies, Cognitive Science; Global Studies; Feminist Studies; Language, Interaction, & Social Organization; Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences; Technology & Society (All Ph.D. only)
      • Specializations
          N/A