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

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

Mingxuan (Elaine) Liu

Mehitabel Glenhaber is interested in the history of new media technologies, focusing on how societies react to and adapt to new media...

Mehitabel Glenhaber


Aalok Mehta is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. He focuses on telecommunications...

Aalok Mehta

Yue Yang studied at Sun Yat-sen University in China, Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in France and Loughborough Univeristy (with...

Yue Yang

Miles Hubble is a second year Ph.D. student at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Miles graduated from the...

Miles Hubble