Doctorate in Communication

USC Annenberg offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in humanistic and behavioral approaches to communication.

Doctorate in Communication

Ph.D. 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

In her doctoral studies, Amber Lynn Scott (Daniel) specializes in organizational communication and high reliability organizations (HROs...

Amber Lynn Scott (Daniel)

Herbert Chang is a PhD student at USC Annenberg School of Communications. He combines the lens of machine learning, information...

Herbert Chang

Yunwen Wang is a Ph.D. student in health communication and technology. Her research focuses on human-computer interaction in healthcare...

Yunwen Wang

Komathi Ale is a doctoral candidate who received both her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communication Studies from the Nanyang Technological...

Komathi Ale

Edward B. Kang’s research interests converge at the junction of popular culture and regimes of normativity, focusing specifically on the...

Edward (Byungkwon) Kang