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

Maximilian started his academic career at College of the Sequoias in his hometown of Visalia, Ca. He went on to earn a BA and MA in...

Maximilian Brichta

Do Own (Donna) Kim is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California,...

Do Own (Donna) Kim

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

Yunwen Wang

Yuanfeixue Nan’s academic interest lies in the field of health communication. Most of her works were conducted using quantitative...

Yuanfeixue Nan

Edward B. Kang’s research interests converge at the junction of popular culture and regimes of normativity, focusing specifically on the...

Edward (Byungkwon) Kang