Doctorate Degrees in Communication

Compare 16 PhD Programs in Communication

Communication

Communication is an interdisciplinary field that examines humanistic and behavioral approaches to communication. Because it is interdisciplinary, students from many different professional and academic backgrounds pursue a Communication PhD degree. Students of the Communication PhD  program demonstrate their curiosity about how communication and the exchange of information works, cultural symbols and the statements they make, and their ability to conduct quality research. 

A Communication PhD is a social science, requiring intensive research of the processes and effects of communication. Many graduates holding a Communication PhD go on to careers in academia, research, or communication related positions where strong research skills are required.

A Communication PhD program requires curriculum in the core courses of statistics, communication theory, and empirical methods as well as courses in a specialization area. Some examples of specialization areas are law, ethics, online communities, politics, youth, and information technology. Communication PhD programs may also include seminars, projects, and some may require candidates to teach. After developing a specialization area and conducting intensive research, students must complete a dissertation to be defended in front of a panel of experts in the field.

If a Communication PhD sound of interest to you, then take a look through the options below and you may find the program for you!

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PhD in Communication Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zürich Japan Tokyo Antwerp + 8 more

Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies (60 credits) [+]

Our postgraduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Postgraduate programs are advanced academic programs for college and university graduates, as well as for working professionals wishing to pursue a progressive career in the field of communication and liberal arts. The college’s truly global community provides ample opportunities for students to pursue academic topics of interest and research with an emphasis on globalization, communication and higher education. Not all programs are offered at all campuses.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Professional Communication

IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a professional communication discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new knowledge in that discipline. [+]

At IUMW, our main business is providing you with quality and globally relevant education in Professional Communication. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is aimed prepare students for a career as an academic or a researcher in the public or private sector. It is a sign of expert knowledge, power, and limitless opportunities. Students are expected to have strong theoretical and research methodological foundations and be able to conduct their research fairly independently.

Our PhD programme also is designed to mold students into more than just an expert in their field. It is mean to nurture students into becoming the catalyst of human development for the betterment of mankind through groundbreaking ideas, analytical skills and the power of knowledge.... [-]


PhD Sémiotique et philosophie de la communication

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Campus Full time September 2019 Czech Republic Prague

Caractéristique d'école doctorale: Etant constituée de façon interdisciplinaire, l'école doctorale Sémiotique et philosophie de communication propose une préparation scientifique exigeante qui conduit a la recherche philosophique et sémiotique qualifiée de la communication, de son évolution et de ses relations avec d'autres milieux sociaux. [+]

PhDs in Communication. Caractéristique de la spécialité

Caractéristique d'école doctorale: Etant constituée de façon interdisciplinaire, l'école doctorale Sémiotique et philosophie de communication propose une préparation scientifique exigeante qui conduit a la recherche philosophique et sémiotique qualifiée de la communication, de son évolution et de ses relations avec d'autres milieux sociaux.

L'enjeu principal de l'école doctorale est l'étude philosophique des stratégies, des présupposés et des effets de communication. Bien qu'elle est conçue de maniere théorique, elle peut aussi bien disposer l'étudiant a pénétrer dans la pratique médiatique de masse, parce qu'elle aide a comprendre le rôle de la sémiosis dans le processus de médiation. Les étudiants sont menés a prolonger les lignes traditionnelles de recherche en sémiotique et philosophie de communication tcheque et mondiale, ainsi qu'a suivre les connaissances théoriques actuelles et a les développer de façon créative.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication and Rhetoric

Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning
Online Full time 60 hours September 2019 USA USA Online

Texas Tech University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication and Rhetoric (TCR) students will learn and practice the methodologies for conducting research in technical communication and rhetoric, as well as gain experience creating online and one-page documents using visual and written communication. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication & Rhetoric

Texas Tech University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication and Rhetoric (TCR) students will learn and practice the methodologies for conducting research in technical communication and rhetoric, as well as gain experience creating online and one-page documents using visual and written communication. The program provides a broad approach to technical communication, offering classes in areas such as editing, design, rhetorical theory, online documentation, publications management, and usability testing.

Purpose of Degree Program

The Ph.D. qualifies people to conduct independent research by various methods and thus to contribute to knowledge. The Ph.D. is usually a qualification for a professorial position in a university. The aims of the study are broad knowledge of the literature on technical communication and rhetoric, specialized knowledge of some aspect of technical communication or rhetoric as reflected in the dissertation research, and ability to conduct ongoing independent research using one or more methods.... [-]


Phd in social communications

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time February 2019 Congo, DR Kinshasa

At the postgraduate level, students can acquire the degrees of Advanced Studies, Doctor and Higher Education Colleges. [+]

The aim of the Faculty of Social Communications is to train both scientifically competent communication professionals and men who are aware and ready to engage and integrate the message of the Gospel into the new culture created by the means of Modern communication (...) with new languages, new techniques and new behaviors (see John Paul II, Redemptoris missio, 37), to identify what benefits and dangers this culture could present for African identity and values.

In order to achieve its objectives, the Faculty offers its students theoretical, practical and human training through its rich teaching, laboratories and professionalization studios, numerous workshops, seminars and conferences; A training program that aims to have its graduates carry out the following tasks:... [-]


PhD in Mass Communication

University of Florida - College of Journalism and Communications
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Gainesville

The University of Florida is dedicated to excellence in its Ph.D. program in mass communication. The program offers a course of study in an ideal setting for a quality educational experience. [+]

Ph.D. in Mass CommunicationThe University of Florida is dedicated to excellence in its Ph.D. program in mass communication. The program offers a course of study in an ideal setting for a quality educational experience.The College of Journalism and Communications is proud of its award-winning student body and faculty and boasts a variety of backgrounds made possible by one of the largest enrollments in the country. Some 200 students engage in graduate and advanced studies, joining 2,300 undergraduates. More than 53 faculty members teach conduct research and provide service.The University of Florida encourages applications from individuals of both sexes of all cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious groups. The University does not discriminate on the basis of handicap or age.Every application is considered in its entirety. The faculty considers every application — even those that fall just short of the GRE and GPA norms. We hold open the possibility that an applicant will be offered conditional admission if evidence such as references, work experience, and statement of goals warrant it.College’s doctoral program ranks 6th of 91 in the nationA 2010 analysis of the quality of communication doctoral programs in the United States ranked the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications at number 6 among similar programs.The study assessed program quality by using objective and quantifiable indicators rather than subjective rankings that are common in other rankings. The measures emphasized both the number and quality of programs that hired new Ph.D.s from each institution.The results suggest that graduates from the doctoral... [-]


PhD in Communication and Information System

Harbin Engineering University (HEU)
Campus Full time September 2019 China Harbin

This Communication and Information System discipline is a site conferring Doctor degree. More than 200 papers are published and over 50 of them were indexed by SCI、EI and ISTP ... [+]

Doctor Degree in Communication and Information System

This Communication and Information System discipline is a site conferring Master and Doctor degree.There are 20 professors and 9 associate professors, 5 doctor tutors and 24 master tutors. The discipline was granted the right of conferring M.Eng in 1989 and D.Eng in 1996. This discipline has taken the lead in a super-wide band information system, ranked first-class in modern communication and information system in north-east China. Since its first enrollment, many innovative and excellent intellects are cultivated for economy construction and national defense modernization. Now there are more than 300 MEng students in studying. More than 200 papers are published and over 50 of them were indexed by SCI、EI and ISTP; 55 projects of national and ministry level and 26 projects of industry sectors are undertaken. 2 projects are conferred second-class award of Heilongjiang province technology progress, 1 project is conferred third class award. Labs for teaching and researching are super-wide information system lab, communication system lab center, virtual lab, which are cost 800,000yuan RMB. The discipline opened 17-degree courses and required major courses for MEng and D.Eng candidates.... [-]


Doctorate in communication

San Jorge University / Fundacion Universidad San Jorge
Campus September 2019 Spain Zaragoza

The Doctorate aims to develop the skills and competencies necessary to successfully carry out a strong research activity in the field of communication. The objectives of the PhD program in Communication are the training of researchers in the own scientific field, the transmission of scientific advances, learning theories and techniques of specialized research and professional development of graduates in the different branches of the Communication. [+]

The Doctorate aims to develop the skills and competencies necessary to successfully carry out a strong research activity in the field of communication. The objectives of the PhD program in Communication are the training of researchers in the own scientific field, the transmission of scientific advances, learning theories and techniques of specialized research and professional development of graduates in the different branches of the Communication.

Lines of investigation

audiovisual communication and audiovisual media. institutional and corporate communication. intercultural communication political communication newspaper design. communicative company. Journalistic genres and formats. History of Communication. Advertising: creativity, media, processes. Dirigido a: ... [-]

Post-graduation in communication and consumer practices

ESPM
Campus Part time March 2019 Brazil São Paulo

The Stricto Sensu Post-Graduation Program in Communication and Consumer Practices of ESPM (PPGCOM ESPM) began in 2006 with the academic Master's course and had the Doctorate course approved in 2012. Its objective is to train high level teachers and researchers, with national and international competence, able to execute and lead research, orientation and teaching activities in the area of ​​communication and consumption. Its faculty and student have intellectual production evaluated to a maximum degree by CAPES. [+]

Program Information

The Stricto Sensu Post-Graduation Program in Communication and Consumer Practices of ESPM (PPGCOM ESPM) began in 2006 with the academic Master's course and had the Doctorate course approved in 2012. Its objective is to train high level teachers and researchers, with national and international competence, able to execute and lead research, orientation and teaching activities in the area of ​​communication and consumption. Its faculty and student have intellectual production evaluated to a maximum degree by CAPES.

Differential and Approach

The differential of the program is the researched theme: it is the first and only Brazilian PPGCOM entirely dedicated to the study of the interface between communication and consumption and the relations articulated to it. The critical analysis of mass society and consumption, media cultures and capital narratives, includes the study of classical theories and the discussion of contemporary approaches. PPGCOM's priority is the promotion of an intellectual environment committed to the national and international scientific agenda and to the development of Brazilian society.... [-]


Official doctoral program in knowledge society: new perspectives in documentation, communication and humanities

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 Spain Ferrol + 1 more

This PhD Program is organized by the University of A Coruña with the collaboration of professors from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Within the new regulations (RD 99/2011), the Program is directed towards research, development and innovation (R & D & I) in three main thematic areas: Documentation Sciences, Communication Sciences and the Humanities. [+]

Introduction

This PhD Program is organized by the University of A Coruña with the collaboration of professors from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Within the new regulations (RD 99/2011), the Program is directed towards research, development and innovation (R & D & I) in three main thematic areas: Documentation Sciences, Communication Sciences and The Humanities. All this within the context of the Knowledge Society, taking into account the developments in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and changes in the production model towards sustainable economy models.

The term "Knowledge Society" refers to the framework of the Program. The components of present-day contemporary society, both in the historical and systematic dimensions, are framed there. In this way, the title of the Program seeks to be effective: it revolves around the effective search for new perspectives in the fields of Documentation, Communication and Humanities Sciences. Thus, along with humanistic research, it serves the three levels of scientific research: Basic Science, Applied Science and the application of Science, in the thematic domains mentioned.... [-]


PhD in Corporate Communication

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The doctorate in Corporate Communication is designed to develop highly specialized and in-depth theoretical, professional and research skills within the disciplines of Corporate Communication and Communication. The qualification is designed to facilitate professional role enactment in highly specialized and unpredictable communication contexts and to acquire the ability to respond to abstract problems that expand and redefine existing corporate communication knowledge. [+]

The doctorate in Corporate Communication is designed to develop highly specialized and in-depth theoretical, professional and research skills within the disciplines of Corporate Communication and Communication. The qualification is designed to facilitate professional role enactment in highly specialized and unpredictable communication contexts and to acquire the ability to respond to abstract problems that expand and redefine existing corporate communication knowledge.

It also facilitates a comprehensive command of advanced communication research methodology, which should result in a significant and original contribution to the discipline of corporate communication as well as the ability to engage in critical dialogue.... [-]


PhD in Marketing Communication

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to Marketing Communication on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. A maximum of four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of the topic of study, and an oral examination (the equivalent of two papers each consisting of four modules) as prescribed in the General Regulation book. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is required. [+]

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to Marketing Communication on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. A maximum of four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of the topic of study, and an oral examination (the equivalent of two papers each consisting of four modules) as prescribed in the General Regulation book. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is required.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in Communication is required, with a minimum average of 65%. The general regulation with regard to the duration of the Master’s programme is also applicable in this instance. The closing date for applications for this Degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester.... [-]


PhD in Communication Studies

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. [+]

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness.

This qualification provides students the opportunity to master the art of independent studies by writing a research thesis under the supervision of a senior researcher. The focus of the dissertation is based on the proposal submitted by the student and decided upon jointly with the supervisor(s).... [-]


PhD in Audiovisual Communication

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Audiovisual Communication on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. A maximum of four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of the topic of study and an oral examination (the equivalent of two papers each consisting of four modules) as prescribed in the General Regulation book are required. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is required. [+]

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Audiovisual Communication on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. A maximum of four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of the topic of study and an oral examination (the equivalent of two papers each consisting of four modules) as prescribed in the General Regulation book are required. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is required.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in Communication is required, with a minimum average of 65%. The general regulation with regard to the duration of the Master’s programme is also applicable in this instance. The closing date for applications for this Degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester.... [-]


PhD in Information and Communication Systems

Open University Of Cyprus
Online Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2019 Cyprus Cyprus Online + 1 more

The doctoral program "Information and Communication Systems" has as main mission the research on issues related to Information and Communication Systems. [+]

The PhD program "Information and Communication Systems" Of the Open University of Cyprus offers a limited number of positions for the Ph.D. dissertation.

Purpose of the Program

The PhD program "Information and Communication Systems" has as its main mission the research on issues related to Information and Communication Systems.

Research Areas / Admission Requirements

For the Academic Year 2017-2018 up to two places will be offered in the subject:

1.Communication / Artificial Intelligence with emphasis on the following topics:

Mechanical learning and computational learning theory Reason of common sense and formal argumentation Mechanical reading and understanding of natural language and stories Develop smart applications on mobile devices ... [-]