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

I'm a social scientist specializing in health, social and behavior change communication. Prior to Annenberg, I worked for six years in...

Paul Sparks

Liyuan (Leah) is interested in using persuasive technology to create effective health interventions. Especially, she wants to explore...

Liyuan (Leah) Wang

Sulafa Zidani is a doctoral student at USC Annenberg. She researches new media, participatory culture, and digital language and power...

Sulafa Zidani

Tyler's work is primarily concerned with the creation of affective publics through activism, art, and literature. He uses qualitative...

Tyler Quick

Caitlin Joy Dobson is a doctoral student in Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of...

Caitlin Dobson