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

Yiqi Li received her B.A. in Journalism from Shanghai International Studies University and M.S. degree in Communication from...

Yiqi (Iona) Li

Traci is a doctoral candidate conducting research in health communication, particularly the psychological mechanisms and social factors...

Traci Gillig

Olivia Gonzalez is a first year Ph.D. student at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Olivia graduated with...

Olivia Gonzalez

Paromita has an MA in English from Jadavpur University, India, and an MA in Media Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee....

Paromita Sengupta

Before joining Annenberg as a PhD student, Jingyi Sun was a TV professional with China Central TV for more than six years. She worked in...

Jingyi Sun