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

Pratik Nyaupane is a doctoral student at USC Annenberg, where he focuses on research broadly relating to technology, inequality, and...

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Pratik Nyaupane

Katrin Fischer is a PhD student at USC Annenberg with a research focus on human-robot interaction and communication.


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Katrin Fischer

Andrea's interests lie in the intersection of Information Communication Technologies for Development, Science and Technology Studies and...

Andrea Alarcon

Alexandria Arrieta is a doctoral student at USC Annenberg who studies issues related to popular music, the internet, and race. Her...

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Alexandria Arrieta

Will Orr is a PhD student at USC Annenberg. His research examines the culture and politics of technologies, with an emphasis on the ways...

William Orr