Doctor of Philosophy in Communication
Liberty University

Program Details

The Ph.D. in Communication is Liberty’s 100% online doctoral program in advanced academic and professional communication studies. This degree is designed to equip professionals with the critically needed background in communication theory encompassing all of its fields in digital and strategic communication. Students in the online Ph.D. in Communication learn to apply this knowledge across a wide variety of contexts in both for-profit and non-profit settings, leveraging insights in advanced communication theory rooted in practical application to solve business and higher education challenges.

Students in this program gain a firm grounding in data-gathering and insight tools and techniques, master principles and practices in integrated communication, and bring these areas together to meld the theoretical with the practical. This degree is designed for post-graduate students wishing to pursue communication careers in higher education, media, communication and digital research in business or government, and nonprofit or for-profit organizations. Graduates will be well-equipped to pursue leadership roles in business, nonprofits, governments, and higher-education which value highly advanced communication expertise.

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • At the end of the program, students must write and present a dissertation based on their own original research.