Doctorate in Communication

USC Annenberg offers an interdisciplinary PhD program in humanistic and behavioral approaches to communication.

Doctorate in Communication

PhD 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

Javier is a PhD student at USC Annenberg. His research interests include online communities, Latinx counterpublics, race/gender/...

Javier Rivera

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

Yiqi (Iona) Li

Calvin Liu is a communications scholar with a BS and MS in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine (...

Calvin Liu

Nicole Veronica Bush is a critical communications scholar who studies health communication and online social movements. Nicole is...

Nicole V. Bush

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

Ruthie Kelly