About the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California is an international leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. The school’s faculty includes leading scholars whose work has helped define their fields as well as professionals who bring powerful, real-time insights to the classroom.

With an enrollment of more than 700 enterprising graduate students, who reflect the broad diversity of the world, USC Annenberg’s master’s programs prepare the most promising minds to inquire, innovate and lead at the global crossroads of media, technology and culture. Students are encouraged to defy boundaries by translating their pioneering ideas into action, including leveraging training through the school’s Digital Lounge, which provides a makerspace to build technology and content creation skills.

USC Annenberg’s student support is unparalleled. Academic advisors offer one-on-one guidance, and are dedicated to encouraging students’ academic, professional and personal growth. In a competitive job market, the school’s career development team provides exclusive opportunities to connect with potential employers.

About the University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC’s diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments.

Graduate students benefit from membership in the Trojan Family, now over 400,000 strong. Spanning the United States and the globe, the Trojan Family is known for its lifelong and worldwide connections and networking opportunities.

US News National Universities 2019

In 2022, U.S. News & World Report ranked USC #25 among the top colleges in the country.

Wall Street Journal

USC is ranked #19 nationally in the 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey.


USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

QS World University Rankings

USC is ranked #1 in the United States in communication and media studies by QS World University Rankings.