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

Lik Sam is interested in the transformation of intimacy in the network society. His current research addresses dating app culture in...

Lik Sam Chan

Emily Sidnam-Mauch received her B.A. in Communication Studies summa cum laude from Biola University, where she was named Outstanding...

Emily Sidnam-Mauch

Sarah Myers West is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where her research centers on...

Sarah Myers West

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

Shabnam Shalizi

Paulina Lanz identifies in buildings and urban edifications a source of memoirs which are essential to media foundations. Alongside her...

Paulina Lanz