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

Anastasia Howe Bukowski's research interests attend to the relationships between public access television, artists' uses of broadcast...

Anastasia Howe Bukowski

Hamsini Sridharan is interested in how discourses about science, technology, democracy, and "the future" shape how technologies...

Hamsini Sridharan

Before joining Annenberg as a PhD student, Jingyi Sun was a TV professional with China Central TV for more than six years. She worked in...

Jingyi Sun

I am a social scientist specializing in health communication, narrative persuasion and project evaluation. Since 2009, I have worked in...

Paul Sparks

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student at Annenberg under the advisement of Dr. Larry Gross. My research interests are broad and...

Tyler Quick