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

In her doctoral studies, Christy Hagen specializes in organizational communication and new communication technologies. She is affiliated...

Christina Hagen

Leila Bighash's research focuses on knowledge-sharing, organizing, and the development of information goods in different contexts,...

Leila Bighash

Lauren holds a BA in Comparative Literature from King’s College London, where she wrote her BA dissertation on the theme of pederasty in...

Lauren Levitt

Deborah Neffa Creech earned her B.A. and M.A. from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She earned a B.A. (highest...

Deborah Neffa Creech

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Anna Loup focused her undergraduate research on cooperative development, ICT, and gender. Her...

Anna Loup