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

Calvin Liu is a communications scholar with a BS and MS in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine (...

Calvin Liu

Nazli Senyuva is a PhD candidate in health communication with a focus on maternal and child health. Her specific interest is in...

Nazli Senyuva

Alexandria Arrieta graduated with an honors BA in English from Stanford University. As a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, she wrote a...

Alexandria Arrieta

Sulafa Zidani is a doctoral candidate at USC Annenberg. Her research focuses on participatory culture, culture mixing and hybridity, and...

Sulafa Zidani

Ruqin Ren studies online knowledge collaboration communities, and crowdsourcing groups, using social network analysis,...

Ruqin Ren