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

Rachel Moran is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School. She holds a BA and an MA in Social and Political Science from Cambridge...

Rachel Moran

Caitlin Joy Dobson is a Ph.D. student at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Her current research focuses on...

Caitlin Joy Dobson

Yiqi Li received her B.A. in Journalism from Shanghai International Studies University and M.S. degree in Communication from...

Yiqi (Iona) Li

Yunwen Wang is a Ph.D. student in health communication and technology. Her research focuses on human-computer interaction in healthcare...

Yunwen Wang

Yusi Xu received her B.A. with honours (honoured graduate of Peking University, 2013 and honoured graduate of Beijing, 2013) in...

Yusi Xu