Doctorate in Communication

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

Doctorate in Communication

PhD 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

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

Simogne Hudson

Nguyen's research interests lie in the field of Information Communication Technologies and Society, with a focus on technology for...

Hoan (Sarah) Nguyen

Before joining Annenberg as a PhD student, Jingyi Sun was a TV professional with China Central TV for more than six years. She worked in...

Jingyi Sun

Paromita is a 5th year doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. Her research...

Paromita Sengupta

Stefanie Demetriades is a PhD candidate at Annenberg. Her research covers a range of issues related to globalization, culture, media,...

Stefanie Demetriades