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Program at a Glance

College of Sciences
Comm & Media, Nicholson Schl
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The PhD in Strategic Communication offers advanced instruction in health communication, instructional emergency risk communication, and crisis communication; it prepares students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a successful, advanced career in communication and related fields in both academic and applied settings.

Strategic communication, one of the fastest-growing areas situated within the broader field of communication, is an innovative and unique subfield. It is distinct from other communication subfields in that it is intentionally goal-driven communication wherein communication scholars work in partnership with professionals in the public and private sectors to solve real-world problems.

The Strategic Communication PhD requires a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond the master's degree. The zero-hour Doctoral Colloquium will be required in the fall semesters of the first and second year. This course will introduce students to professional standards and practices associated with doctoral-level training in the field of Strategic Communication.

Total Credit Hours Required: 60 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master's Degree

Application Deadlines

January 1
December 1

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Classified Advertising Manager
  • Donor Relations Officer
  • Environmental Communications Specialist
  • Interpersonal Communications Professor
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • Professor of Communication and Writing
  • Public Relations Counselor
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Public Relations Representative

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