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

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Anna Loup focused her undergraduate research on cooperative development, ICT, and gender. Her...

Anna Loup

Ashley's professional experience is in health administration, largely focused on teaching and implementing quality and process...

Ashley Phelps

Matthew N. Le-Bui (ABD) researches the social, cultural, and spatial implications of geosocial media and other digital and data-based...

Matthew N. Le-Bui

Melina Sherman is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California...

Melina Sherman

Simogne Hudson’s research interests concern the affective pulses of technology and the interplay between feeling and conduits of...

Simogne Hudson