NCA's Doctoral Program Guide

University of Oklahoma, Department of Communication

Communication courses explore the process of human interaction in interpersonal, intercultural and political contexts. Graduates from the University of Oklahoma Department of Communication find challenging careers in higher education, management, public relations, consulting and government. The Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma's Ph.D. program offers diverse areas of study specifically tailored to fit individual goals and professional objectives. 


Carnegie "Doctoral University: Very High Research Activity"


Communication doctorates conferred between 2010-19: 86


Areas of Study

  • Communication Technology/CMC
  • Intercultural/International Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication/Social Influence
  • Political/Mass Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Organizational Communication


QS World University Rankings—Communication & Media Studies

  • #151-200 of 200 World Universities

URAP University Rankings—Language, Communication & Culture 

  • #172 of 300 World Universities


Admission Requirements

  • Not Indicated

Graduate Faculty

  • Associate Professor John Banas, Ph.D., University of Texas
  • Associate Professor Elena Bessarabova, Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • Professor Ryan Bisel, Ph.D., University of Kansas
  • Associate Professor Ioana Cionea, Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • Associate Professor Jill Edy, Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • Professor Elaine Hsieh, Ph.D., University of Illinois 
  • Professor Amy Janan Johnson, Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • Professor Young Yun Kim, Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • Professor Eric Kramer, Ph.D., Ohio University
  • Assistant Professor Lindsey Meeks, Ph.D., University of Washington
  • Associate Professor Patrick Meirick, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Professor Claude Miller, Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • Assistant Professor Gretchen Montgomery, Ph.D., University of Kansas
  • Associate Professor James O. Olufowote, Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Associate Professor Justin Reedy, Ph.D., University of Washington
  • Associate Professor Norman Wong, Ph.D., University of Georgia