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Many scholars feel that Purdue's is the top Organizational Communication Ph.D. program in the nation. Among its esteemed faculty is professor Patrice Buzzanell, a preeminent scholar in feminist organizational theorizing.
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin has a renowned Ph.D. program with concentrations in Organizational Communication & Technology, Interpersonal Communication, and Rhetoric & Language. Among the Organizational Communication scholars, Dawna Ballard is internationally-renowned for her scholarship on work-life balance and how employees experience time.
University of Southern California
The University of Southern California has some of the best Organizational Communication scholars in the areas of systems theory and transnational communication, including Janet Fulk who studies international organizational networks (e.g., NGOs joined together in response to HIV/AIDS epidemics).
Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication is comprised of five award-winning schools, each among the largest and most prestigious in the nation. Organizational Communication is taught in The School of Communication Studies. Ohio University offers generous teaching and research assistantships.
The Ohio State University
Ohio State University offers a Ph.D. concentration in communication technology that incorporates Organizational Communication. The department is comprised largely of quantitative researchers. O.S.U. fully funds nearly every Communication M.A. and Ph.D. student.
West Virginia University
West Virginia University offers a Ph.D. in Communication Studies with a concentration in Organizational Communication. The department is large, internationally-regarded, and close-knit. Support for graduate students is among the best in the country (e.g., stipends, travel, etc.).
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
The University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee offers a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication. Professor Nancy Burrell oversees the campus's Certificate in Mediation and Negotiation.
National Communication Association Ph.D. program index
This index contains information about dozens of Ph.D. programs in Communication. Since most programs have several Organizational Communication faculty, nearly every school on this list should be "a contender" for M.A. students wishing to continue their studies.