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Suggested Course Sequence for Doctoral Program

Fall Semester, Year 1

  • COM 500 Proseminar*
  • COM 515 Theories of Communication*
  • COM 504 Quantitative Foundations of Communication*
  • COM elective, outside elective or statistics/methods course1

Spring Semester, Year 1

Fall Semester, Year 2

Spring Semester, Year 2

Years 3 and Beyond

Notes: * indicates required course;  1 = students without research or teaching assistantships are considered full-time with 12 hours and would need 4th course each semester; see graduate handbook for number of hours required, transfer credits allowable, and outside minor requirement.