Doctorate in Communication

USC Annenberg offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in humanistic and behavioral approaches to communication.

Doctorate in Communication

Ph.D. candidates 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 Candidates

Specializing in global development impact and effectiveness, Shabnam Shalizi's doctoral work at USC builds on her applied experience as...

Shabnam Shalizi

James Lee is a PhD student in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He...

James Lee

Xin is a Ph.D. Candidate at USC Annenberg School for Communication. Her research interests concentrate on rhetoric, environmental...

Xin Wang

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Soledad earned her B.A. in International Relations at the University of Belgrano in Buenos...

Soledad Altrudi

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

Do Own (Donna) Kim