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Students enrolling in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Ph.D. degree program are expected to have completed a master’s degree in a relevant field. A minimum of 56 credit-hours beyond the master’s degree are required to complete the Ph.D. program.

The 56 credit-hours include the following requirements:*
*In addition to the credit-hours listed above, course work in a Communication or English disciplinary area is expected as a pre-requisite for enrollment. The CRDM committee reserves the right to ask students to enroll for preparatory coursework if needed. Those courses will not count towards the necessary 56 credit-hours, unless they were a part of a master’s degree.

Additional requirements include the following: