Important Information

On May 28, Chancellor Gary S. May wrote:

“The events of this week also cause me to believe even more strongly, if that’s possible, in building an inclusive environment that recognizes and respects people of all backgrounds and experiences. I remain committed to that and hope you will do what you can to eliminate racism, sexism, and other negative influences on our progression as a nation.”

We join Chancellor May in these efforts toward building diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment in the Department of Communication and at the University of California Davis. To learn more, including a list of resources are available for students in crisis, need of support, or who have experienced racism or bias, click?here.

Important Covid-19 Information:

In light of the Covid-19 situation, ?all UC Davis Fall 2020 courses will move to virtual instruction. ?As a result, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions until further notice. ?At this time, the preferred method of contact for departmental staff members is e-mail; please visit our?administrative staff contact page?for further information.

Doctoral Program Preparation

The Ph.D. program is designed for students with backgrounds in communication or a related field, notably, psychology, sociology, political science or the social aspects of computer science.

Students entering the program with insufficient undergraduate background in communication theory, statistics and computer science will be required to make up these deficiencies before undertaking graduate-level course work.

Entering students will work with their advisor to determine:

1.?? the adequacy of their backgrounds in communication theory and statistical methods

2.?? the nature of any necessary remedial work, and

3.?? their future course of study

Students must have oral and written competence in English that is sufficient to complete all degree requirements. Foreign language credits are not required for application to the program.