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

Thi Ngoc Bich (Becky) Pham researches how families, children and youth appropriate new media, and how their media engagement shapes...

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Thi Ngoc Bich (Becky) Pham

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Anna Loup focused their undergraduate research on cooperative development, ICT, and gender. Their...

Anna Loup

Kyooeun is interested in the influence of big tech on shaping internet governance, the precarity of digital labor, and the relationship...

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Kyooeun Jang

Molly Frizzell is a PhD student and cultural studies scholar at USC Annenberg. Her research interests include identity, intersectional...

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Molly Frizzell

Christopher J. Persaud is a PhD student at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where he is also pursuing a...

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Christopher J. Persaud