About USC Annenberg

Dean’s Message

We are living at a time of transformative change, an era of profound disruption and extraordinary opportunity. Communication and its related disciplines are at the center of these seismic shifts.

At USC Annenberg, we use journalism, communication, public diplomacy and public relations to deepen our understanding of these changes, to reinvent how we engage with our community and to advance the future of our fields.

With this enduring purpose at the heart of USC Annenberg, there is no place better equipped to prepare the most promising minds to inquire, innovate and lead at the global crossroads of media, technology and culture.

Our academic rigor positions USC Annenberg as an international leader in scholarship and education. The school’s faculty and staff members are deeply committed to students’ intellectual growth and professional trajectories. And USC Annenberg’s network allows us to create opportunities for students to engage in original and exciting work across all of our degree programs.

We also have the state-of-the-art facilities to propel our ambitions and ideas forward. Our home in the dynamic, complex, culturally diverse city of Los Angeles provides a fertile ground for our research and the perfect epicenter for critical conversations among scholars, industry leaders, cultural icons and the general public. 

We invite you to join our vibrant intellectual community as we listen to give voice to all and show courage to ensure impact. Together, we will explore and restore our shared humanity.

Willow Bay 
Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication

By the numbers

2,300
studentsOur academic rigor prepares our community of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to inquire, innovate and lead.
Our academic rigor prepares our community of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral <a href="http://annenberg.usc.edu/current-students/">students</a> to inquire, innovate and lead.
195
facultyAs leading scholars and practitioners, our faculty are drawn to USC Annenberg for the opportunity to teach, train and mentor future leaders of their fields.
As leading scholars and practitioners, our <a href="https://annenberg.usc.edu/faculty">faculty</a> are drawn to USC Annenberg for the opportunity to teach, train and mentor future leaders of their fields.
98% %
of 2017 graduates employed within 12 monthsOur graduates are in demand because they enter the workforce equipped to solve problems, recognize opportunities and identify solutions.
Our <a href="https://annenberg.usc.edu/current-students/career-development/placement-report">graduates</a> are in demand because they enter the workforce equipped to solve problems, recognize opportunities and identify solutions.
19k+ k+
alumni in our networkOur alumni are an integral part of the Trojan Family and benefit from lifelong and worldwide connections.
Our <a href="https://annenberg.usc.edu/alumni">alumni</a> are an integral part of the Trojan Family and benefit from lifelong and worldwide connections.

Our home in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to people from more than 140 countries, speakers of 220 languages and a rich collection of ethnic neighborhoods — from Koreatown to Little Ethiopia to Tehrangeles. It is also a city where technology, entertainment, arts and culture are experiencing vibrant growth. USC Annenberg’s location in the heart of L.A. allows our faculty and students to engage with this dynamic city as a laboratory for scholarship and practice.

1 in 6

L.A. residents work in a creative industry

100+

museums, including The Broad Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

4,800

tech-based companies

Embracing technology

USC Annenberg’s state-of-the-art facilities and technological capabilities give students an edge. Our media center is home to the school's student-run digital, television, radio and public relations operations, while our Digital Lounge provides a creative makerspace where students can build technology and content creation skills.

Guiding career paths

USC Annenberg’s Career Development office builds dynamic relationships with the companies, organizations and industries that employ USC Annenberg graduates.

3,500

exclusive job and internships postings annually through Annenberg Career Link

325

employers engage with USC Annenberg through career development each year