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

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

Yue Yang

My scholarly interests include rural development, technological effect, social movements, online activism, and political economy. My...

Wei Wang

Nathaniel Ming Curran spent his undergraduate years at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), University of Wisconsin (Madison), and...

Nathaniel (Ming) Curran

Jeeyun (Sophia) Baik is interested in political communication, participatory popular culture, and new media technology. She is exploring...

Jeeyun (Sophia) Baik

Leila Bighash's research focuses on knowledge-sharing, organizing, and the development of information goods in different contexts,...

Leila Bighash