Ph.D. Application Process



All documents required to be mailed should be packaged together and sent to our mailing address:

Graduate Studies Office, University of Miami, School of Communication
5100 Brunson Drive, Suite 4002
Attention: Kesha Wimbley
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Download Application Checklist

 

STEP 1

Sign Up for an Account on CollegeNet

Sign up for a CollegeNet account online at the CollegeNet website. Please note: Your application is not complete and we cannot begin your application review until we receive all required forms. Your $85 non-refundable application fee can be paid when you submit the CollegeNet online.

Create a CollegeNet Account:

 

STEP 2

Send Official Transcripts

A Master's degree in communication, or in another appropriate field, is required of all applicants. The degree must be in addition to a bachelor's degree. All degrees must be from accredited institutions.

Request one official transcript from each post-secondary institution (college or university) that you have attended. Transcripts should be for both undergraduate and graduate.

Students should send their transcripts by mail to our mailing address (above).

If you have attended a college or university outside of the United States, your transcripts and diplomas (if available) will need to be verified. Please click here for further instructions.

 

STEP 3

Send Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation can be submitted online, by email to socgrad@miami.edu, or sent to our mailing address (above).

 

STEP 4

Send Official GRE Scores

Students should send their official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to our mailing address (above).

 

STEP 5

Complete the Essay

Students should submit a 500 word typed statement of academic and professional goals.

Essays can be submitted by email to socgrad@miami.edu or to our mailing address (above).

 

STEP 6

Send Master's Thesis

A copy of the completed master's thesis or comparable scholarly work if no master's thesis has been completed. If the master's thesis is in progress, completed chapters should be submitted. All materials emailed to socgrad@miami.edu or mailed to our mailing address (above).

 

STEP 7

Send Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The current curriculum vitae can be email to socgrad@miami.edu or mailed to our mailing address (above).

 

STEP 8

For International Students Only

International students are required to submit the following items:

  1. TOEFL (if applicable) scores from ETS (University of Miami Institution Code # 5815). Transcripts and test scores are NOT considered as official if provided by, or received via the applicant.

  2. A copy of passport.

  3. Copy of diploma with English translation for degrees earned outside of the United States.

  4. Official / original transcripts with English translation.

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