The University of Maine, based in Orono, ME offers a fully funded PhD in Communication. The program enrolls approximately 10 doctoral students at a time and is designed for students looking to integrate the theory and research of Communication with a secondary concentration in another discipline. Funding options are more diverse for Ph.D. students, but Ph.D. students who are eligible for three years of funding, and may petition for a fourth year. All funding is awarded on an annual, renewable basis based on the candidate’s academic progress and job performance. There are competitive Summer research fellowships. Assistantships include a stipend, a full tuition waiver, and health insurance.