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

Edward B. Kang’s research interests converge at the junction of popular culture and regimes of normativity, focusing specifically on the...

Edward (Byungkwon) Kang

Rebecca Johnson graduated from the USC Annenberg School in May 2011 with a B.A. in Communication (Entertainment and Society) and a minor...

Rebecca (Becca) Johnson

Soyun is a PhD student at USC Annenberg. Her research explores how information technologies, communication practices, and political...

Soyun Ahn

Jackson De Vight peruses the rhetorical and strategic elements of security studies, international relations, and environmental policy....

Jackson De Vight

Christiana is in her fifth year at Annenberg and studies the ways that network structure impacts communication between individuals and...

Christiana Robbins