Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy, and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school's comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service, and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world.
Originally founded in 1971 with generous support from Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg, the USC Annenberg School for Communication was renamed the USC Annneberg School for Communication and Journalism in 1994 in recognition of the critically important role journalism plays in a democratic society and USC's role as a leading institution for educating and training journalists.
Today, with approximately 80 full-time faculty members and 120 adjunct professors, more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and dozens of research and public interest projects and programs, including the Annenberg Innovation Lab and Norman Lear Center, USC Annenberg has become a center for discussion among scholars and professionals in journalism, communication, public policy, media, and education.
Multidisciplinary and international in scope, focused and practical in application, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining these fields for the 21st century and beyond.