NCA's Doctoral Program Guide

University of New Mexico, Department of Communication & Journalism

The Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico creates excellence in learning through academic scholarship, teaching, and service to the community and the field. Our faculty are nationally and internationally renowned for their research and are known on campus as excellent teachers, regularly winning university-wide awards. Our students are diverse, on a domestic and global scale, and bring a passion for understanding, and engaging in, the role communication plays in the creation of our world. Our graduate program for M.A. and Ph.D degrees has a distinctive focus on the role of culture and change in communication.

Carnegie "Doctoral University: Very High Research Activity"


Communication doctorates conferred between 2010-19: 70


Areas of Study

  • Critical Intercultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Health Communication and Culture


URAP University Rankings—Language, Communication & Culture 

  • #194 of 300 World Universities


Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all previous universities
  • Written Statement of Purpose/Letter of Intent
  • Application for Teaching or Research Assistantship (if applicable)
  • Resume or Academic Vita
  • Writing Sample
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Graduate Faculty

  • Associate Professor Marco Briziarelli, Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Assistant Professor Jaelyn DeMaria, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • Professor Shinsuke Eguchi, Ph.D., Howard University
  • Professor Tamar Ginossar, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • Assistant Professor Yangsun Hong, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Assistant Professor Dave Keating, Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • AssistantProfessor Michael Lechuga, Ph.D., University of Denver
  • Associate Professor Susana Martinez-Guillem, Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Senior Lecturer Cleophas Muneri, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • Associate Professor Ilia Rodriguez, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Associate Professor David Weiss, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • Associate Professor Judith McIntosh White, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
  • Assistant Professor Mohammad Yousuf, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Research Specialties : 
Critical/Cultural Studies, Health Communication, Intercultural-International Communication, Mass Communication-Media Studies