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

Francesca Marie Smith is a doctoral candidate (ABD) at USC Annenberg whose work bridges academia and industry, seeking a balance of...

Francesca Marie Smith

Azeb Madebo earned her B.A. in Communication and minored in Anthropology and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Washington,...

Azeb Madebo

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

Yusi Xu

Meet Essence! She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology-Honors with Summa Cume Laude distinction, and a Master of Art in General...

Essence Wilson

Christopher J. Persaud is a PhD student at USC Annenberg. Broadly, he enjoys thinking about how identity and popular culture are...

Christopher J. Persaud