NCA's Doctoral Program Guide

University of Alabama, College of Communication & Information Sciences

The doctor of philosophy degree in Communication and Information Sciences is designed to: prepare communication scholars for positions of leadership in education, public service, the media, and other communication-related fields; add to a student's usable body of knowledge in a chosen area of specialization within the field of communication; develop each student's research, teaching, and professional capabilities; promote scholarly achievement and advancement of knowledge in the field, through basic and applied research.

Carnegie "Doctoral University: Very High Research Activity"

 

Communication doctorates conferred between 2010-17: 86

 

Areas of Study

  • Applied Communication
  • Book and Publishing Studies
  • Emergent Media
  • Health Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Media Processes and Effects
  • Rhetoric and Political Discourse
  • Social Justice and Inclusion Advocacy
  • Sports Communication

Rankings

QS World University Rankings—Communication & Media Studies 

  • #151-200 of 200 World Universities

URAP University Rankings—Language, Communication & Culture 

  • #135 of 300 World Universities

 

Admission Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts
  • GRE Scores
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL Scores (for International Students)

Graduate Faculty

  • Professor Cory Armstrong, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • Associate Professor Meredith Bagley, Ph.D., University of Texas
  • Assistant Professor Matthew Barnidge, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • Assistant Professor Jennifer Becker, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
  • Professor Beth Bennett, Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • Professor Andrew Billings, Ph.D., Indiana University
  • Professor Kimberly Bissell, Ph.D., Syracuse University
  • Professor Laurie Bonnici, Ph.D., Florida State University
  • Associate Professor Robin Boylorn, Ph.D., University of South Florida
  • Associate Professor Dianne Bragg, Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Assistant Professor Sarah Bryant, M.F.A., University of Alabama
  • Assistant Professor Nancy Brinson, Ph.D., University of Texas
  • Assistant Professor Brian Britt, Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Associate Professor Rebecca Britt, Ph.D., Purdue University  
  • Assistant Professor Adam Brooks, Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Associate Professor Kenon Brown, Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Associate Professor Michael Bruce, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
  • Assistant Professor John Burgess, Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Professor Jeremy Butler, Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • Assistant Professor William Sim Butler, Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Associate Professor Heather Carmack, Ph.D., Ohio University
  • Associate Professor Alexa Chilcutt, Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Assistant Professor Chandra Clark, Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Associate Professor George Daniels, Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • Associate Professor Anna Embree, M.F.A., University of Iowa
  • Professor William Evans, Ph.D., Temple University
  • Professor Robert Gaines, Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • Professor Karla Gower, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
  • Assistant Professor Darrin Griffin, Ph.D., University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Assistant Professor Nikita Harris, Ph.D., Howard University
  • Assistant Professor Jameson Hayes, Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • Assistant Professor Steven Holiday, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
  • Associate Professor Suzanne Horsley, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
  • Assistant Professor Peter Jensen, Ph.D., University of Missouri
  • Associate Professor Hyoungkoo Khang, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Professor Eyun-Jung Ki, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Associate Professor Lance Kinney, Ph.D., Florida State University
  • Assistant Professor Leah LeFebvre, Ph.D., University of Texas
  • Assistant Professor Laura Lemon, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
  • Professor Wilson Lowrey, Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • Associate Professor Steven MacCall, Ph.D., University of North Texas
  • Associate Professor Mary Meares, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • Professor Bharat Mehra, Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Associate Professor Carol Mills, Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Associate Professor Jamie Naidoo, Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Professor Mark Nelson, Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Assistant Professor Jessy Ohl, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
  • Assistant Professor Elliot Panek, Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Assistant Professor M. Scott Parrott, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
  • Assistant Professor Caroline Parsons, Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Assistant Professor Cynthia Peacock, Ph.D., University of Texas
  • Assistant Professor Joshua Pederson, Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • Professor Joseph Phelps, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • Assistant Professor Robert Riter, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Associate Professor Christopher Roberts, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • Assistant Professor Ethan Stokes, Ph.D., University of Alabama
  • Assistant Professor Miriam Sweeney, Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Assistant Professor Matthew VanDyke, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
  • Assistant Professor Alyxandra Vesey, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • Associate Professor Kristen Warner, Ph.D., University of Texas
  • Associate Professor Jeffrey Weddle, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
  • Assistant Professor Steven Yates, Ph.D., University of Alabama