Purdue University Brian Lamb School of Communication based in West Lafayette, Indiana offers a fully funded PhD in Communication. The primary goal is to help graduate students plan a course of study that is uniquely suited to helping them meet their academic and professional goals. With few exceptions, graduate students accepted into the program receive funding, contingent on fulfilling degree milestones and requirements. Stipends funding is comparable to other Big Ten universities and peer institutions. Ph.D. students receive a stipend of approximately $25,000 for the academic year. They begin considering applications for each fall on December 1 of the previous year.