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University of Southern California

Program in Communication

Los Angeles, CA

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Overview

University of Southern California / Program in Communication is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Groups, organizations and networks
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) New media and technology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Information, political economy and entertainment
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Culture and community
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Global and transnational communication
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Rhetoric, politics and public media
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health communication and social dynamics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 19

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

144
Applied
20
Accepted
11
Enrolled
14%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume or curriculum vitae, scholarly writing, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 114
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 8
TWE: Recommended

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

87
Total Graduate Students
35%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.64%
Black or African American 4.6%
White or Caucasian 28%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.75%
Unknown 2.3%

Gender

Male (22%)
Female (77%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Computer-mediated communication, public health campaigns, communication democracy and the public sphere, new communication technologies in organizations, communication and community
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Thomas Hollihan
Director of the PhD Program
Email: hollihan@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-3947

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