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

Rebecca Johnson graduated from the USC Annenberg School in May 2011 with a B.A. in Communication (Entertainment and Society) and a minor...

Rebecca (Becca) Johnson

Yu Xu received his B.A. with first-class honors in communication from Fudan University in 2012. He graduated from Tsinghua University...

Yu Xu

Chi graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College, with Highest Honors in East Asian Studies. She then taught self-designed liberal...

Chi Zhang

Flemming Schneider Rhode received a B.A. cum laude from the University of Richmond with majors in Rhetoric & Communication Studies,...

Flemming Rhode

James B. Milner is interested in intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, political economy, and the realities of (especially)...

James Milner