NCA's Doctoral Program Guide

Colorado State University, Department of Journalism and Media Communication

Colorado State University’s Department of Journalism and Media Communication develops communication professionals and scholars who address communication-related societal issues across a variety of situations. The Ph.D. degree in Public Communication and Technology focuses on two important concerns: the role of information in the public’s understandings of contemporary issues and the impact of new communication technologies in people’s lives.

Carnegie "Doctoral University: Very High Research Activity"


Communication doctorates conferred between 2010-19: 25


Areas of Study

  • Agricultural Communication
  • Communication Technologies
  • Health Communication
  • Journalism and Media Communication
  • Science and Environmental Communication
  • Strategic Communication



Admission Requirements 

  • Online Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Three writing samples
  • Three recomendation letters
  • Transcripts
  • GRE Scores
  • International applicants: TOEFL or IELTS scores

Graduate Faculty

  • Associate Professor Katie Abrams, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Assistant Professor Ashley Anderson, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • Assistant Professor Tori Arthur, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
  • Associate Professor Joe Champ, Ph.D., University of Colorado
  • Assistant Professor Michael Humphrey, Ph.D., Colorado State University
  • Associate Professor Jangyul Kim, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Associate Professor Kris Kodrich, Ph.D., Indiana University
  • Professor Marilee Long, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • Professor Greg Luft, M.A., American University
  • Professor Rosa Martey, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • Assistant Professor Young Eun Park, Ph.D., Indiana University
  • Professor Pete Seel, Ph.D., Indiana University
  • Assistant Professor Gayathri Sivakumar, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • Associate Professor Jaime Switzer, Ed.D., Pepperdine University
  • Professor Craig Trumbo, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • Assistant Professor David Wolfgang, Ph.D., University of Missouri