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

Herbert Chang is a PhD student at USC Annenberg School of Communications. He combines the lens of machine learning, information...

Herbert Chang

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

Francesca Marie Smith

Jillian Kwong started college full time at the age of 15 through the Early Entrance Program (EEP) at California State University, Los...

Jillian Kwong

Paromita is a 5th year doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. Her research...

Paromita Sengupta

Nguyen's research interests lie in the field of Information Communication Technologies and Society, with a focus on technology for...

Hoan (Sarah) Nguyen