Doctorate in Communication

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

Doctorate in Communication

Ph.D. 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

Hyun Tae (Calvin) Kim is a doctoral student at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism....

Hyun Tae Kim

Made in China, transformed in the United States, Grace is a researcher who is interested in the urban entrepreneurship economy in the...

Grace Yuehan Wang

Nick Busalacchi is an urban planner and avid student of the city. He is currently a PhD Candidate at the USC Annenberg School for...

Nicholas Busalacchi

I'm a social scientist specializing in health, social and behavior change communication. Prior to Annenberg, I worked for six years in...

Paul Sparks

Tyler Sarafian-Hiebert researches the intersections of rhetoric, settler colonialism and social movements. He is particularly interested...

Tyler Sarafian-Hiebert