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

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

Yusi Xu

Ignacio Cruz (B.S., Moody College of Communication - University of Texas at Austin) is a PhD student in the Groups, Organizations, and...

Ignacio Cruz

Larry Zhiming Xu received his B.A. in Journalism and M.A. in Communication from Tianjin Normal University, China. He attended Washington...

Zhiming (Larry) Xu

Melina Sherman is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California...

Melina Sherman

Joo-Wha Hong graduated summa cum laude from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, receiving BA with honors in Communication. He...

Joo-Wha Hong