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

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

Hamsini Sridharan

Joo-Wha Hong is a Ph.D. student at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California, who...

Joo-Wha Hong

Simogne Hudson’s research interests concern the affective pulses of technology and the interplay between feeling and conduits of...

Simogne Hudson

Briana is interested in studying all things children's media including representation, family communication, joint media engagement, and...

Briana Ellerbe

Ashley's professional experience is in health administration, largely focused on teaching and implementing quality and process...

Ashley Phelps