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

Paulina is a PhD student in Communication at USC. She identifies material culture as a source of memory and nostalgia through the lens...

Paulina Lanz

Meiqing's academic interests lie in political attitudes and opinion dynamics, applying natural language processing methodologies. She...

Meiqing Zhang

Joo-Wha Hong is a Ph.D. student at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California, who...

Joo-Wha Hong

In her doctoral studies, Amber Lynn Scott specializes in organizational communication, group communication and high reliability...

Amber Lynn Scott

Rogelio Alejandro Lopez is a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern...

Rogelio Lopez