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

Paulina is a PhD Candidate in Communication at USC. She identifies material culture as a source of memory and nostalgia through the lens...

Paulina Lanz

Rogelio Alejandro Lopez is a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern...

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Rogelio Lopez

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

Ruthie Kelly

Originally from Argentina, Soledad Altrudi earned her B.A. in International Relations at the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires. She...

Soledad Altrudi

Meiqing's academic interests lie in political attitudes and opinion dynamics, applying natural language processing methodologies. She...

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Meiqing Zhang