The University of California Santa Barbara offers a fully funded PhD in Communication. The graduate program at UCSB is designed to provide students with a theoretical understanding of the process of human communication. The department embraces a social science orientation to the field of communication. Graduate students receive teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or fellowships during their time here, which means no student is admitted to the program without funding. Graduate students’ tuition fees, health insurance, and campus-based fees are all covered, and the graduate students receive a monthly stipend over a 9-month period.