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Graduate Programs

The Scripps College of Communication is a leader in graduate education, offering innovative, nationally ranked programs ranging from one-year master's degrees for professionals taking the next step in their careers to doctoral programs that prepare the next generation of teachers, scholars and industry leaders. Graduate students join an active, diverse and talented academic community, representing many disciplines and professions, and many parts of the world. Creative, award-winning faculty bring a broad range of professional and academic experiences, innovative teaching practices, smart technology and grant-funded research projects to graduate education.

For applications for graduate study and financial aid, go to the The Graduate College. Assistance for international applicants is also available.

Online Graduate Certificates

The fully-online graduate certificates from the Scripps College of Communication offer a flexible option for professional adults looking to bolster or enhance their skills in specific communication areas. Students receive personalized instruction from award-winning faculty who have extensive industry experience. These certificates are equally valuable to employers and employees, offering skill development in areas that will help to advance both organizational interests and individual careers.

Each certificate is an individual, graduate-level credential from Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication. Students can also choose to combine two certificates toward a master’s degree in communication. 

Doctoral Programs of Study


    Ph.D. in Communication Studies

    Ph.D. in Communication Studies through the School of Communication Studies

    Program options:

    • Rhetoric and public culture
    • Health communication
    • Interpersonal and Organizational

    Ph.D. in Mass Communication

    The doctoral program in Mass Communication is offered jointly through the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the School of Media Arts & Studies. World-renowned faculty work with students in a range of areas, including:

    • Critical media studies
    • Data analytics and emerging technologies such as immersive media(opens in a new window) 
    • Health communication
    • International media
    • Legal and historical studies
    • Strategic communication and mass media persuasion
    • Visual communication

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