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Program at a Glance

College of Sciences
Nicholson Schl of Comm & Media
$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.

Application Deadlines

January 1
January 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.
  • Advertising Director
  • Advertising Executive
  • Advertising Manager
  • Fundraising Officer
  • Interpersonal Communications Professor
  • Journalism Professor
  • Lobbyist
  • Media Arts Professor
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • Press Agent
  • Press Secretary
  • Professor of Communication and Writing
  • Professor of Rhetoric
  • Promotions Director
  • Public Relations Counselor
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Public Speaking Professor
  • Publicity Writer
  • Speech Professor
  • VP Promotions
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