Graduate Admissions

Founded through the generosity and vision of publisher, diplomat, and philanthropist Walter Annenberg, the Annenberg School is devoted to furthering our understanding of the role of communication in public life through research, education, and service.

Thank you for your interest in graduate study at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Ranked as the nation’s premiere doctoral program, this reputation is based on our unparalleled combination of world-class faculty, students, and alumni; a carefully constructed program that allows for an individualized course of study; access to the larger intellectual and cultural resources of Penn and Philadelphia; and the professional training and financial support necessary to succeed. All students accepted to the program who continue to make appropriate academic progress receive four years of fellowship support which currently consists of an academic year stipend of $29,302 plus $4,000 summer research funding for a total stipend of $33,302. A fifth year of funding at the same level is available to students after they successfully defend their dissertation proposal. We also provide full tuition and personal health insurance for all five years.