The University of Minnesota, based in Minneapolis, MN offers a fully funded PhD in Communication Studies. The communication studies PhD program prepares students for a successful career in both post-secondary teaching and research. No matter which concentration they choose, this program emphasizes the connections between sub-fields of communication. Students may apply to the Ph.D. program with a bachelor’s degree or a master’s. All accepted to the program receive five years of full funding support. Full support involves a 50% appointment as a graduate instructor or teaching assistant for a normal academic year. The current salary is about $18,907.