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

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

Francesca Marie Smith

Daria Baxter Griffith’s research hones in on the intersection of mass media effects and persuasion, with a focus on environmental issues...

Daria Baxter Griffith

Rogelio Alejandro Lopez is a doctoral candidate (ABD), activist, and media maker working at the intersection of social movements, civic...

Rogelio Lopez

Lichen’s research interests lie at the intersection of social network analysis, global creative industries and organizational...

Lichen Zhen

Soyun is a PhD student at USC Annenberg. Her research explores how information technologies, communication practices, and political...

Soyun Ahn