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

Brooklyne Gipson is a doctoral student at USC Annenberg. Her research interests center on the intersections of race and digital...

Brooklyne Gipson

Anastasia Howe Bukowski’s research interests lie at the intersections of popular music, television studies, queer and critical race...

Anastasia Howe Bukowski

Caitlin Joy Dobson is a doctoral student in Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of...

Caitlin Dobson

Traci is a doctoral candidate conducting research in health communication, particularly the psychological mechanisms and social factors...

Traci Gillig

Clare O'Connor holds a BA in Environmental Studies and an MA in Communication and Culture from York University (Toronto). Her research...

Clare O'Connor