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 2010-19: 103


Areas of Study

  • Computer Mediated Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Organizational Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Public Relations and Strategic Communication



Admission Requirements

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

Graduate Faculty

  • Adjunct Professor Heidi Blossom, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • 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
  • Adjunct Professor Michael Graves, Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • Adjunct Professor Steven Halliday, Ph.D., Regent University
  • Professor Jack Keeler, Ph.D., University of Texas
  • Adjunct Professor Flora Khoo, Ph.D., Regent University
  • Adjunct Professor Kevin Lee, Ed.D., Oklahoma State University
  • Adjunct Professor Mary Myers, Ph.D., Regent University
  • Professor Stephen Perry, Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Adjunct Professor Marcus Pfeiffer, Ph.D., Regent University
  • Adjunct Professor Quentin Schultze, Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Adjunct Professor Michael R. Smith, Ph.D., Regent University