Graduate Program Requirements

Degree Requirements

The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) develops, updates and maintains the rules, policies and degree requirements for the graduate program in Communication Studies.  This information is available to students via the Graduate Student Handbook which is updated yearly and posted here for reference.

Graduate students must abide by the rules, policies and degree requirements established at the time of their first semester in the program.  


Graduate Student Handbooks

Students Entering Fall 2019

Students Entering Fall 2018

Students Entering Fall 2017


Goal of the Doctoral Degree

The doctoral program in Communication Studies at the University of Texas is devoted to increasing understanding of the processes and effects of communication. As a result, doctoral students may specialize in one of several academic concentrations.


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