Doctorate in Communication

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

Doctorate in Communication

Ph.D. 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

Joo-Wha Hong graduated summa cum laude from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, receiving BA with honors in Communication. He...

Joo-Wha Hong

Olivia Gonzalez is a first year Ph.D. student at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Olivia graduated with...

Olivia Gonzalez

Jeeyun (Sophia) Baik is interested in political communication, participatory popular culture, and new media technology. She is exploring...

Jeeyun (Sophia) Baik

Natalie Jonckheere came to USC Annenberg after working for two and a half years in digital advertising sales research at NBCUniversal in...

Natalie Jonckheere

Caitlin Joy Dobson is a doctoral student in Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of...

Caitlin Dobson