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

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

Lik Sam Chan

Frances Corry's research concerns digital pasts and the tools that facilitate their construction, with an emphasis on online archiving,...

Frances Corry

Sierra Bray graduated summa cum laude from the University of Portland with a B.S. in Organizational Communication and Spanish. Her...

Sierra Bray

Nathaniel Ming Curran spent his undergraduate years at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), University of Wisconsin (Madison), and...

Nathaniel (Ming) Curran

Lauren holds a BA in Comparative Literature from King’s College London, where she wrote her BA dissertation on the theme of pederasty in...

Lauren Levitt