Students admitted to the Ph.D. program in Communication can apply to earn a Ph.D. in Communication with a dual title in Urban Sustainability. This dual title degree is designed to prepare researchers and professionals to solve challenging urban problems that require working across disciplines. Students enrolled in this dual title program will take courses in topics and develop specific skills relating to urban sustainability across several departments. Students in the program will also undertake activities such as community service, participate in colloquiums, and prepare a funding proposal related to urban sustainability. The dual-title coursework follows competencies outlined by the Transformative Research in Urban Sustainability Training program.
Applicants must meet the admissions standards of the Graduate School and the Department of Communication and be first offered admission to the Communication doctoral program.
Students in the Communication and Urban Sustainability dual-title program are required to take eight core classes, at least three research methods/tools courses, and two electives from a list of elective courses (one of which must be from outside the Department of Communication).
|Sustainability of Urban Environmental Systems|
|Energy, Emissions, Environment (E3) Design|
|Health and Risk Communication|
|Seminar in Communication Education|
|Introduction to PhD Studies|
|Essential Research Practices: Responsible Conduct of Research|
Three research methods courses. It is expected that students will bring at least two additional research methods courses from their M.A. coursework.
|Archaeological Laboratory Analysis|
|Field Investigations in Biological Sciences|
|Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment|
|Principles of Toxicology|
|Sustainability Assessment and Management|
|Pharmaceutical Waste: Environmental Impact and Management|
|Applied Environmental Microbiology|
|Special Topics in Civil Engineering II 1|
|Public Relations Theory|
|Advanced Regulation and Regulated Industries|
|Advanced Urban and Regional Economics|
|Principles of Environmental Health|
|Geological Site Assessment|
|Environmental Fate and Transport of Pollutants|
|Special Topics in Environmental Science and Geology|
|Applied Geologic Mapping|
|Sociology of Urban Health|
|Advanced Survey of Approaches and Techniques of Social Research|
|Topics in Urban Sociology|
|Sociology of Urban and Labor Studies|
|Urban Planning Process|
|Cities and Food|
|Planning Studies and Methods|
|Land Use Policy and Planning|
|Geographic Information Systems|
In order to satisfy the elective requirement, the topic area must be relevant to the program. Students should consult with their advisor for details.