Doctoral Degree in Communication

On-Campus and Online Degree Overview

Do you feel God calling you to shape the field of communication on a local, regional, national or global level? One of the few Christian Ph.D. programs in the world, Regent's Ph.D. in Communications program will help you gain a comprehensive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as current and historical trends in communication. As an aspiring scholar in the field of communication, you will have the opportunity to be closely mentored in the areas of teaching, scholarly writing and research by our experienced faculty of communication experts. Courses in our on-campus and online Ph.D. in Communications will include a range of topics, including the study of how people process and understand mediated communication, global communication, interpersonal and organizational communication, evangelical media and persuasive messages.

Ph.D. in Communication Highlights

Curriculum: View courses and descriptions.
Length: 56-62 credit hours. May be completed in as little as three years. Students may begin the program in the fall*, spring* and summer semesters.
*Start dates are considered or determined based on previous communication coursework as determined by the PhD Admission Committee.
Format: Offered both by distance through our online Blackboard delivery system and on-campus through a combination of distance and face-to-face mentoring sessions formulated after the Oxford University teaching model.
Results: Doctor of Philosophy.
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Career Opportunities

Students will acquire the skills to become excellent researchers, writers, and theoreticians in the field of communication. Upon graduation, our students serve in such career positions as:

University Professor, Director of Communications, University Communication Department Chair, Media Relations Director, Communication Specialist, Media/Market Analyst, Researcher, Writer

Admissions Contact:

Sonya Thomas

Student Spotlight

Alycia LaFavor
Doctoral Fellow
Class of 2016

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