NCA's Doctoral Program Guide

Chapman University, School of Communication

The Chapman University Ph.D. program in Communication will prepare you to teach and conduct research in the academic, as well as the professional, setting. Consistent with the program’s Areas of Emphasis, students will be prepared in the contexts of Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Health Communication, Strategic Communication, and Mediated Communication. If you have an interest in other sub-disciplines within the field of Communication, their faculty will help guide you in pursuit of those research interests such as in Family Communication, Instructional Communication and Intercultural Communication.

Carnegie "Doctoral University: High Research Activity"


Communication doctorates conferred between 2010-19: N/A


Areas of Study

  • Health and Strategic Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication



Admission Requirements

  • Official GRE scores
  • B.A./B.S. or M.A./M.S. in Communication or related field
  • Three Letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample 

Graduate Faculty

  • Assistant Professor Hannah Ball, Ph.D., West Virginia University
  • Professor Jennifer Bevan, Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • Professor Mark Hopson, Ph.D, Ohio University
  • Assistant Professor Sophie Janicke-Bowles, Ph.D., Florida State University
  • Associate Professor Sara LaBelle, Ph.D., West Virginia University
  • Associate Professor Austin Lee, Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • Professor Michelle Miller-Day, Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • Instructor Amy Rogeness, M.S., Chapman University
  • Associate Professor Rebecca Tukachinsky-Forster, Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • Assistant Professor Megan Vendemia, Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • Professor Keith Weber, Ed.D., West Virginia University