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

Caitlin Joy Dobson is a doctoral student in Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of...

Caitlin Dobson

Yuehan, or Grace, as her friends call her, is a researcher, online blogger and traveler. Her current research focuses on entertainment...

Yuehan (Grace) Wang

Ruqin Ren studies online knowledge collaboration communities, and crowdsourcing groups, using social network analysis,...

Ruqin Ren

Steffie’s research interests revolve around how different media structures shape sociocultural capital, mentality, and self-identity...

Steffie Kim

Ruthie Kelly's broad interests are mass media effects on individual and collective conceptions of the political process, political...

Ruthie Kelly