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

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

Natalie Jonckheere

Lichen Zhen is a Ph.D. student at Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Her...

Lichen Zhen

Shadee Ashtari is a PhD student at USC Annenberg. Her research interests include risk communication and vaccine confidence, health...

Shadee Ashtari

A Doctoral Student in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, I research higher education...

Jessica Hatrick

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

Ruthie Kelly