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


Born in Venezuela and raised in South Florida, Michelle C Forelle received her M.A. in Media, Culture and Communication at NYU...

Michelle Forelle


Lik Sam, or Xam, as his friends call him, is interested in the transformation of intimacy in the networked society. His...

Lik Sam Chan


Katherine Elder received her B.A. with honors in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. She participated...

Katherine Elder


Samantha's research centers around meaningful work, particularly in creative industries and digital spaces. Her research...

Samantha Close

Samantha Close


Theo studies how politics are conducted and covered in the new media, with an emphasis on international affairs and public...

Biswagit (Theo) Mazumdar