Prospective Doctoral Student Webinar

Welcome to COMS! Introducing the Ohio University School of Communication Studies Doctoral Program

Ohio University’s School of Communication Studies (COMS) invites prospective doctoral students to attend our Prospective Doctoral Student Webinar at 2:00 p.m. (EST) on October 19, 2018. This webinar will include information about our doctoral program (such as curriculum, teaching and research opportunities, funding, etc.), graduate student and faculty panels about current research projects, and opportunities to ask questions about our program, application process, etc. To participate, please register in advance at

After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Space is limited so interested participants should register soon to ensure a spot. Please contact Carson Kay at for more information.

Part of the Scripps College of Communication (one of the first Colleges of Communication in the world and, currently, one of only a handful of “named” Colleges of Communication), students in the School of Communication Studies benefit from College-wide resources and opportunities, including the Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab, WOUB Public Media, and the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact. We are proud that the Scripps College of Communication has been named a “Center of Excellence” by the Ohio Board of Regents.

The Ohio University School of Communication Studies is committed to a pluralistic approach to the study of Communication, and we respect and value multiple theoretical perspectives and research methods. Our doctoral curriculum provides students with opportunities to attain rich understandings of theoretical foundations and frameworks, to develop methodological expertise for addressing Communication-based questions, to appreciate theoretical and conceptual intersections within the discipline of Communication, and to establish strong portfolios of teaching, research, and service that serve them well as they pursue positions beyond Ohio University. Our faculty, graduate students, and alumni have a long and successful history of commitment to teaching excellence, collaboration, scholarly productivity, community engagement, and service to the university and discipline.

The doctoral program in the School of Communication Studies is the second oldest Ph.D. program at Ohio University, and our current tracks include Health Communication, Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, and Rhetoric and Culture. For more information about our doctoral program, please visit and/or contact Dr. Christina S. Beck, Associate Director for Graduate Studies, at


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