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

Sarah Myers West is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where her research centers on...

Sarah Myers West

Nathan Walter is a graduate student at Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, USC. His research interests are situated at...

Nathan Walter

Komathi Ale is a doctoral candidate who received both her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communication Studies from the Nanyang Technological...

Komathi Ale

Kari Storla is interested in the intersection of rhetoric, gender, and trauma, with a focus on sexual assault and sexual assault...

Kari Storla

Francesca Marie Smith is a doctoral candidate (ABD) at USC Annenberg whose work bridges academia and industry, seeking a balance of...

Francesca Marie Smith