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Doctoral Program Admission Requirements
Admission to the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication doctoral program is competitive. Applications must be submitted by the regular January 5th deadline for admission the following fall. Applicants must have earned either a bachelor's or master's degree before starting the program and must present evidence of scholarly writing (e.g., an undergraduate honors thesis, a master's thesis, or their equivalent).
All applicants should be knowledgeable in the basic principles of both qualitative and quantitative methods of research, social statistics and communication theory.
In addition to meeting the minimum Graduate Education admission requirements, the applicant's scholastic and professional record must indicate special interest in and aptitude for systematic research in communication. All applicants must submit the following:
All application materials must be received no later than January 5th for Fall admission consideration (our program does not have Spring admission).
Please follow the Doctoral Application Checklist to ensure that all information is submitted correctly.
Questions? Please email PHDCOM@asu.edu.