Communication Studies

Program Degree Major Code Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PhD COMM Fall December 12, 2023
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 12, 2023
Director of Graduate Admissions Torin Monahan (
Graduate Coordinator Paige Simpson (
Address Department of Communication
CB# 3285, 308 Bynum Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-962-2311
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3 – (attesting to your academic and scholarly potential)
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Other Requirements

In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

Application Deadline: Communication Studies begins application review on December 1st. Therefore we strongly encourage applicants to complete & submit the application before that date.

  1. Transcripts from prior undergraduate and graduate work;
  2. A formal statement of purpose that describes your educational and professional objectives;
  3. A list of five key terms that describe your research interests;
  4. A sample of scholarly writing (e.g., academic paper, thesis chapter, or other research-based, argumentative writing, under 30 pages) that shows your ability to conduct research and to write effectively;
  5. An abstract of no more than 500 words summarizing the argument of your writing sample.
*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the program are other admission terms considered.