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

Azeb Madebo earned her B.A. in Communication and minored in Anthropology and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Washington,...

Azeb Madebo

Andrea's interests lie in the intersection of Information Communication Technologies for Development, Science and Technology Studies and...

Andrea Alarcon

Meet Essence! She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology-Honors with Summa Cume Laude distinction, and a Master of Art in General...

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Essence Wilson

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

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Mingxuan (Elaine) Liu

joan miller is a doctoral candidate in Communication at the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication...

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joan miller