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

Lauren Alexander Sowa received her BFA with Honors in Theatre with a Minor in Sociology from New York University’s Tisch School of the...

Lauren Sowa

Brandon B. Golob received his B.A., with High Distinction, from UC Berkeley, where he double-majored in Rhetoric and Globalization,...

Brandon Golob

Brandon Golob

Andrea's interests lie in the intersection of ICTD and cultural internet studies, as well as transculturalism and multilingualism on the...

Andrea Alarcon

Jillian Kwong started college full time at the age of 15 through the Early Entrance Program (EEP) at California State University, Los...

Jillian Kwong


After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in English, Christy received a commission in...

Christina Hagen