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 doctoral programs in the world taught from a Christian worldview, Regent's Doctor of Philosophy degree from the School of Communication & the Arts 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 will include a range of topics, including 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: 44-52 credits. May be completed in as little as three years. Students may begin the program in the summer semester.
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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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