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

Yue Yang studied at Sun Yat-sen University in China, Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in France and Loughborough Univeristy (with...

Yue Yang

Lauren Levitt is an Annenberg School of Communication Fellow for 2020-2021, and she is pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Gender and...

Lauren Levitt

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

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

Francesca Marie Smith

Ruthie Kelly's broad interests are mass media effects on individual and collective conceptions of the political process, political...

Ruthie Kelly