About the Program

Engaged Research, Immersive Experience, Positive Action

Collaborate across content and creative areas, methodological orientations, and platforms of expression for engaged scholarship and immersive experience, globally and locally.

The doctoral program in the School of Communication at the University of Miami will prepare you for careers in higher education, non-profits and business. You may choose from health, environmental, international, intercultural, and organizational communication as well as from journalism studies and media development to create an appropriate combination for your career goals.

You will engage with communication theory, research, and practice using public relations and journalism, with particular attention to new and social media for social and behavioral change. This will be your niche: conducting research, engaging in immersive experience, and translating these into evaluation-based practice for the well being of community, society and the world.

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Showcase Your Talents

The School's Center for Communication, Culture, and Change, whose mission is communication for positive change in global and local communities, will be your research hub. The Center seeks to address urgent societal issues, local and global. Its projects are geared towards discovering communication's contribution to accelerated but sustainable, participatory change, using both formative and evaluation research.

SoC Next Level Dissertation Awards

The School of Communication provides dissertation awards through a competitive selection process to support doctoral students’ dissertation research. Only School of Communication doctoral students in good academic standing who have defended their dissertation proposals are eligible to apply. Submissions based on completed or near completed dissertations are not eligible. For more information, please contact Sunny Tsai by emailing wanhsiu@miami.edu.