NCA's Doctoral Program Guide

Regent University, School of Communication & the Arts

The Doctor of Philosophy in Communication is offered online with a one-week summer residency in Virginia Beach. This communication program equips doctoral students with extensive understanding of the varying communication processes. Students will receive broad interdisciplinary training in their teachings, scholarly writing and research as they explore communication studies through a Christian worldview.  

Carnegie "Doctoral University: Doctoral/Professional Universities"


Communication doctorates conferred between 2010-17: 92


Concentrations/Research Emphases



Neuendorf, et al., 2007    

  • #26 of 28 Communication Doctoral Degree Programs

Allen, et al., 2012  

  • #60 of 60 programs by Number of Citations

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed Application
    • Transcripts from accredited Master's degree program
    • Submission of a goal statement
    • Research writing sample

    Graduate Faculty

    • Professor William Brown, Ph.D., University of Southern California
    • Visiting Assistant Professor Kevin Crawford, Ph.D., Regent University
    • Adjunct Professor Terilyn Goins, Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington
    • Professor Jack Keeler, Ph.D., University of Texas
    • Adjunct Professor Kevin Lee, Ed.D., Oklahoma State University
    • Professor Stephen Perry, Ph.D., University of Alabama
    • Adjunct Professor Michael R. Smith, Ph.D., Regent University


      Research Specialties : 
      General Communication Studies, Mass Communication-Media Studies, Political Communication, Other-None