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

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

Hoan Nguyen

Mingxuan (Elaine) Liu received her M.A. from University of California, Davis, and B.S. from University of Macau. She is interested in...

Mingxuan (Elaine) Liu

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

Joo-Wha Hong

Meiqing’s academic interests lie in the fields of comparative political communication and computational social science. She is...

Meiqing Zhang

In her doctoral studies, Christy Hagen specializes in organizational communication and new communication technologies. She is affiliated...

Christina Hagen