NCA's Doctoral Program Guide

University at Albany-SUNY, Department of Communication

The program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communication at the University at Albany-SUNY is designed to prepare qualified students for college and university teaching and for careers in communication research. The program emphasizes communication theory, research methods, and the application of knowledge in the field to identify, analyze and propose solutions for communication problems. The program requires at least three academic years of full-time course work, beyond the baccalaureate, in addition to the dissertation.

Carnegie "Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity"

 

Communication doctorates conferred between 2010-15: 5

 

Concentrations/Research Emphases 

  • Health Communication
  • Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Political Communication

Rankings

Allen, et al., 2012   

  • #36 of 60 programs by Number of Citations

CIOS  

  • Top Ten Research Program in 3 of 99 Research Areas

Admission Requirements 

  • Transcript(s) of academic work.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Your personal statement.
  • A writing sample.

Graduate Faculty 

  • Assistant Professor Nicholas Bencherki, Ph.D., Universite de Montreal and Sciences Po Paris
  • Associate Professor Annis Golden, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Professor Teresa Harrison, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
  • Assistant Professor Archana Krishnan, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
  • Assistant Professor Matthew Matsaganis, Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • Assistant Professor Alyssa Morey, Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • Professor Tim Stephen, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
  • Assistant Professor Alan Zemel, Ph.D., Temple University
Research Specialties : 
Intercultural-International Communication, Interpersonal-Small Group Communication