Doctorate in Communication

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

Doctorate in Communication

Ph.D. students 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 Students

Lauren holds a BA in Comparative Literature from King’s College London, where she wrote her BA dissertation on the theme of pederasty in...

Lauren Levitt

Olivia Gonzalez is a first year Ph.D. student at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Olivia graduated with...

Olivia Gonzalez

Theo Mazumdar's research interests lie at the intersection of international communication, political communication and media studies,...

Biswagit (Theo) Mazumdar

Yue Yang is a PhD student at the Annenberg School for Journalism and Communication, University of Southern California. She is interested...

Yue Yang

Sonia Jawaid Shaikh is a doctoral student whose interests are in the areas of decision-making, strategy selection, heuristics,...

Sonia Jawaid Shaikh