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...

Thi Ngoc Bich (Becky) Pham

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

Ruthie Kelly

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

Andrea Alarcon

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

Hoan (Sarah) Nguyen

Natalie Jonckheere is a doctoral student in communication at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Her current...

Natalie Jonckheere