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

Joshua Michael (Tsalagiyi Detsadanilvgi) earned his B.S. in Communication from the University of West Georgia with a focus on Public...

Joshua Michael

Nicole Veronica Bush is a critical communications scholar who studies health communication and online social movements. Nicole is...

Nicole V. Bush

In her doctoral studies, Christy Hagen specializes in organizational communication and new communication technologies. She is affiliated...

Christina Hagen

Edward B. Kang is a PhD student at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and Assistant Editor for the International...

Edward (Byungkwon) Kang

Olivia González's research centers on the experiences of historically marginalized groups at the intersections of entertainment media...

Olivia González