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

Bei Yan is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. She is interested in...

Bei Yan

Kate's current research research focuses on the intersection of technology, identity, culture, and inequality. She has a BA in English (...

Katharine (Kate) Miltner

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

Yiqi (Iona) Li

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

Ruthie Kelly

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

Caitlin Dobson