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

Rachel Moran is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School. She holds a BA and an MA in Social and Political Science from Cambridge...

Rachel Moran

Lauren Levitt is a PhD candidate in Communication at USC, and she is pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies....

Lauren Levitt

Caitlin Joy Dobson is a Ph.D. student at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Her current research focuses on...

Caitlin Joy Dobson

Yusi Xu received her B.A. with honours (honoured graduate of Peking University, 2013 and honoured graduate of Beijing, 2013) in...

Yusi Xu

Deborah Neffa Creech earned her B.A. and M.A. from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She earned a B.A. (highest...

Deborah Neffa Creech