Northwestern University, based in Evanston, Illinois offers a fully funded PhD in Communication Studies. The program is designed for those intending to pursue a teaching and research career in higher education. Faculty and student research is interdisciplinary and participates in a range of contemporary theoretical discussions, paying special attention to how power, legitimacy, and identity are negotiated rhetorically. As a doctoral student in Communication Studies, you’ll receive five years of university funding. Nine months of funding is through a graduate assistantship; during the summer months, it is through a fellowship. Both include a stipend and tuition waiver.