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

Deborah Neffa Creech earned her B.A. and M.A. from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She earned a B.A. (highest...

Deborah Neffa Creech

Ignacio Cruz received his B.S. with honors in Corporate Communication from the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas...

Ignacio Cruz

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Anna Loup focused her undergraduate research on cooperative development, ICT, and gender. Her...

Anna Loup

Samantha Close is a doctoral candidate in Communication at the University of Southern California. Her research interests include digital...

Samantha Close

Samantha Close


Rhea Vichot graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Comparative Media Studies in 2004. She attended New...

Rhea Vichot