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University of Utah

Department of Communication

Salt Lake City, UT

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Overview

University of Utah / Department of Communication is located in Salt Lake City, UT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Digital media
Master of Arts (MA) Rhetoric
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Digital media
Master of Arts (MA) Critical cultural studies
Master of Science (MS) Rhetoric
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Critical cultural studies
Master of Arts (MA) Communicating science, health, environment and risk
Master of Science (MS) Communicating science, health, environment and risk
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communicating science, health, environment and risk
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Rhetoric
Master of Science (MS) Critical cultural studies
Master of Science (MS) Digital media

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
MA requires a language component. Masters students can do comprehensive exams, project, or Thesis. (At least one is required)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

90
Applied
7
Accepted
5
Enrolled
8%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
65
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th November 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$103,312
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

52
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.69%
Black or African American 3.85%
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 11.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 2
Male (15)
Female (17)

Research

Focus of faculty research: CommSHER (communicating science, health, environment, and risk), critical/cultural studies, interpersonal/organizational communication, new media technologies, rhetoric
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 255 South Central Campus Drive
Room 2400
Salt Lake City, UT  84112
United States
Contact Dr. Kent A. Ono
Chair
Email: kent.ono@utah.edu
Phone: 801-585-9128
Fax: 801-585-6255

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