Overview

The Master of Communication Informatics is a cross-disciplinary joint degree program offered by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Students must be admitted by both schools.

Students will explore several of the most interesting technological phenomena impacting communication today, including:

  • Online communities
  • Social media and user-generated content
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Big data and data analytics
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Data mining

The Master of Communication Informatics program offers proficient users of these technologies the opportunity to expand and improve on existing technologies and help define a roadmap for the communication technologies of the future.

Students work on projects where the fields of communication and engineering naturally converge, namely in the engineering of communication (the design and construction of mobile apps, online networks, social media tools, the use of technology in journalism) and the communication of engineering (public relations, public awareness, public engagement on science and technology).