Doctorate in Communication

USC Annenberg offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in humanistic and behavioral approaches to communication.

Doctorate in Communication

Ph.D. candidates at USC Annenberg are at the scholarly forefront of the communication revolution. Graduates are prepared for careers in academia as well as in other endeavors that benefit from research skills and expansive knowledge of communications processes, institutions and impact on society.

Our graduates excel as university instructors, conducting original research and scholarship that advances knowledge in the field and contributes to the success of public and private sector enterprises ranging from media and entertainment industries to governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Meet Some of Our Doctoral Candidates

Larry Zhiming Xu received his B.A. in Journalism and M.A. in Communication from Tianjin Normal University, China. He attended Washington...

Zhiming (Larry) Xu

Kristen Guth researches the intersection between technology and organizational change from a social scientific perspective. Kristen is...

Kristen Guth

Rebecca Johnson graduated from the USC Annenberg School in May 2011 with a B.A. in Communication (Entertainment and Society) and a minor...

Rebecca (Becca) Johnson

Frances Corry's research concerns digital pasts and the tools that facilitate their construction, with an emphasis on online archiving,...

Frances Corry

Kari Storla is interested in the intersection of rhetoric, gender, and trauma, with a focus on sexual assault and sexual assault...

Kari Storla