DS in Communications

The Communications (D.Sc) program is a research degree designed to develop knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for the graduate to make important contributions to understanding mass communication. The program research represent theories and research methods used by a variety of academic disciplines such as Political Science, Law, Communication Arts and Sciences, History, Psychology, Education, Anthropology, Health and Human Development, and Sociology.

The Communications program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced communication graduates and professionals in the communication arena by extending their knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process communication skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields.

AIU’s Doctorate degree in Communications goes one step further by allowing students to study and research multiple key areas of computer science to develop a unique foundation of practical knowledge and computer science theory.

Your AIU Distance Learning Doctorate program in Communications will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require every student to study the same subjects and use the same books and other learning materials as every other student. Instead our online Doctoral programs are designed just for you. They are individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals.

Income Level of Education
High School$ 28,659
Bachelor’s Deegre$ 57,252
Master’s Deegre$68,952
Doctorate’s Deegre$82,732


Virtual Campus
As an AIU student you will have 24/7 access to many study tools and research materials that are just a click or brief search away. You will also be able to access our powerful research tool: a worldwide catalog collectively created and maintained by more than 9,000 member institutions. In our Virtual Campus you will find out more about our: live webinars, archived recommended readings, optional assignments, open courses, archived webinars and videoconferences.
More opportunities

You can grow exponentially by including your past work and/or study experience towards the completion of your program and with this, the possibility of a partial scholarship.

Full Program Customization

Design your own study plan with the help of an AIU academic tutor to reach your goals. The flexibility in the curriculum of our programs allows you to live a unique academic experience that fits your needs.

Among the different topics you can choose for this program we have:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Telecommunications Architectures
  • Mass Communications
  • Public Policy
  • Communication Planning
  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Media Economics and Policy
  • Science/Health Communication
  • Information Technologies
  • Research Methods
  • Telecommunication Services
  • International Relations

 This way you highlight the curriculum design customization and present the courses as possible topics that can be covered. In the end, a student’s course selection would make the same program very different from one another. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU?

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