Communication PhD

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The Department of Communication offers graduate education leading to a doctoral degree or terminal master's degree. The program emphasizes the scholarly study of the communication process, with coursework focusing on communication theory and research methodologies. The program prepares students to assume positions in academia, business and government.

Program Contact

Mary O'Brien
520 Park Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-3441
Fax: 716-645-2166

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.