University of Southern California

Graduate and Professional Education

Graduate Degree Programs

Degree Programs

Program descriptions and degree requirements may be found in the sections of this catalogue under the units listed in boldface type. Unless otherwise noted, each program is under the jurisdiction of the school or division under which that degree is listed. All Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) degrees are under the jurisdiction of the Graduate School.

Leventhal School of Accounting

Accounting (M.Acc.)
Business Taxation (MBT)

School of Architecture

Advanced Architectural Studies (M.AAS)
Architecture (Ph.D.*)
Building Science (MBS)
Heritage Conservation (MHC)
Landscape Architecture (M.L.Arch.)

Roski School of Art and Design

Fine Arts (MFA*)
Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere (M.A.*)

Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

Biokinesiology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy (Ph.D.*)
Physical Therapy (DPT)

Marshall School of Business

Business Administration (MBA, M.S., Ph.D.*)
Business Analytics (M.S.)
Business Research (M.S.)
Business for Veterans (MBV)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (M.S.)
Finance (M.S.)
Global Supply Chain Management (M.S.)
Library and Information Science (MMLIS)
Management Studies (MMS)
Medical Management (MMM)
Social Entrepreneurship (M.S.)

School of Cinematic Arts

Cinematic Arts, (Film and Television Production) (MFA)
Cinematic Arts (M.A.*)
Cinematic Arts (Critical Studies) (Ph.D.*)
Cinematic Arts (Media Arts and Practice) (Ph.D.*)
Animation and Digital Arts (MFA)
Interactive Media and Games (MFA)
Producing for Film, Television, and New Media (MFA)
Writing for Screen and Television (MFA)

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Communication (M.A.*, Ph.D.*)
Communication Management (MCM*)
Digital Social Media (M.S.)
Global Communication (M.A.*)
Journalism (M.S.)
Public Diplomacy (MPD)
Public Diplomacy (Practitioner and Mid-Career Professional) (MPDP)
Specialized Journalism (M.A.*)
Specialized Journalism (The Arts) (M.A.*)
Strategic Public Relations (M.A.*)

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry

Craniofacial Biology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Dental Hygiene (M.S.)
Dental Surgery (DDS)
Geriatric Dentistry (M.S.)
Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine (M.S.)

School of Dramatic Arts

Applied Theatre Arts (M.A.*)
Theatre (Acting) (MFA)
Theatre (Directing) (MFA)
Theatre (Dramatic Writing) (MFA)
Theatre (Theatrical Design) (MFA)

Rossier School of Education

Education (Ed.D.)
Education Counseling (M.E.)
Global Executive (Ed.D.)
Learning Design and Technology (M.E.)
Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT)
Multiple Subject Teaching (MAT)
Organizational Change and Leadership (Ed.D.)
Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (M.E.)
School Counseling (M.E.)
School Leadership (M.E.)
Single Subject Teaching (MAT)
Single Subject Teaching (Music Education) (MAT)
Teacher Leadership (M.E.)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT)
Urban Education Policy (Ph.D.*)

Viterbi School of Engineering

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics) (M.S.)
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (Dynamics and Control) (M.S.)
Aerospace Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
Mechanical Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
Mechanical Engineering (Energy Conversion) (M.S.)
Mechanical Engineering (Nuclear Power) (M.S.)
Astronautics and Space Technology
Astronautical Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.*)
Biomedical Engineering (Medical Imaging and Imaging Informatics) (M.S.)
Medical Device and Diagnostic Engineering (M.S.)
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
Civil Engineering (Transportation Systems) (M.S.)
Civil Engineering (Water and Waste Management) (M.S.)
Construction Management (MCM)
Environmental Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D)
Computer Science
Computer Science (M.S., Ph.D.*)
Computer Science (Computer Networks) (M.S.)
Computer Science (Computer Security) (M.S.)
Computer Science (Data Science) (M.S.)
Computer Science (Game Development) (M.S.)
Computer Science (High Performance Computing and Simulations) (M.S.)
Computer Science (Intelligent Robotics) (M.S.)
Computer Science (Multimedia and Creative Technologies) (M.S.)
Computer Science (Scientists and Engineers) (M.S.)
Computer Science (Software Engineering) (M.S.)
Computer Science (Technical Professionals) (M.S.)
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.*)
Electrical Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
Electrical Engineering (Computer Networks) (M.S.)
Electrical Engineering (Electric Power) (M.S.)
Electrical Engineering (Multimedia and Creative Technologies) (M.S.)
Electrical Engineering (VLSI Design) (M.S.)
Electrical Engineering (Wireless Health Technologies) (M.S.)
Electrical Engineering (Wireless Networks) (M.S.)
Financial Engineering (M.S.)
Systems Architecting and Engineering (M.S.)
Green Technologies
Green Technologies (M.S.)
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Analytics (M.S.)
Engineering Management (M.S.)
Health Systems Management Engineering (M.S.)
Industrial and Systems Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
Manufacturing Engineering (M.S.)
Operations Research Engineering (M.S.)
Product Development Engineering (M.S.)
Informatics
Cyber Security (MCBS)
Data Informatics (M.S.)
Materials Science
Materials Engineering (M.S.)
Materials Science (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
Petroleum Engineering (Geoscience Technologies) (M.S.)
Petroleum Engineering (Smart Oilfield Technologies) (M.S.)

Davis School of Gerontology

Aging Services Management (MASM)
Biology of Aging (Ph.D.)
Gerontology (M.A.*, M.S., Ph.D.*)
Long Term Care Administration (MLTCA)

Gould School of Law

Comparative Law (MCL)
Law (J.D.)
Laws (LL.M)
Laws (LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers)

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences*

All graduate programs in the Dornsife College are under the jurisdiction of the Graduate School.

American Studies and Ethnicity
American Studies and Ethnicity (Ph.D.)
Anthropology
Anthropology (M.A., Ph.D.)
Visual Anthropology (MVA)
Art History
Art History (M.A., Ph.D.)
Biological Sciences
Biology (M.S.)
Biology (Neurobiology) (Ph.D.)
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (Ph.D.)
Integrative and Evolutionary Biology (Ph.D.)
Marine and Environmental Biology (M.S.)
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography (Ph.D.)
Molecular and Computational Biology (M.S.)
Molecular Biology (Ph.D.)
Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry (M.S.)
Chemistry
Chemistry (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)
Chemistry (Chemical Physics) (Ph.D.)
Classics
Classics (M.A., Ph.D.)
Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture
Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture (Comparative Media and Culture) (M.A., Ph.D.)
Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture (Comparative Literature) (M.A., Ph.D.)
Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture (French and Francophone Studies) (M.A., Ph.D.)
Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture (Slavic Languages and Literature) (M.A., Ph.D.)
Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture (Spanish and Latin American Studies) (M.A., Ph.D.)
Earth Sciences
Geological Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.)
East Asian Area Studies
East Asian Area Studies (M.A.)
East Asian Languages and Cultures
East Asian Languages and Cultures (M.A., Ph.D.)
Economics
Economic Developmental Programming (M.A.)
Economics (M.A., Ph.D.)
English
English (M.A., Ph.D.)
Literature and Creative Writing (Ph.D.)
Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies (M.A.)
Environmental Risk Analysis (M.S.)
History
History (M.A., Ph.D.)
International Relations
International Relations (M.A.)
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies (MLS)
Linguistics
Linguistics (M.A., Ph.D.)
Linguistics (East Asian Linguistics) (Ph.D.)
Linguistics (Slavic Linguistics) (Ph.D.)
Mathematics
Applied Mathematics (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)
Computational Molecular Biology (M.S.)
Mathematical Finance (M.S.)
Mathematics (M.A., Ph.D.)
Statistics (M.S.)
Neuroscience
Neuroscience (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Ocean Studies
Ocean Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.)
Philosophy
Philosophy (M.A., Ph.D.)
Philosophy and Law (M.A.)
Physics and Astronomy
Physics (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)
Physics for Business Applications (M.S.)
Political Science and International Relations
Political Science and International Relations (M.A., Ph.D.)
Professional Writing
Professional Writing (MPW)
Psychology
Applied Psychology (M.S.)
Psychology (M.A., Ph.D.)
Public Diplomacy (MPD)
Sociology
Sociology (M.A., Ph.D.)
Spatial Sciences Institute
Geographic Information Science and Technology (M.S.)

Keck School of Medicine

Medicine (M.D.)
Academic Medicine (MACM)
Global Medicine (M.S.)
Anesthesia
Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.*)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (M.S.*)
Molecular Epidemiology (M.S.*)
Cell and Neurobiology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Biomedical and Biological Sciences
Cancer Biology and Genomics (Ph.D.)
Development, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (Ph.D.)
Medical Biology (Ph.D.)
Molecular Structure and Signaling (Ph.D.)
Family Medicine
Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP)
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Neuroimaging and Informatics
Neuroimaging and Informatics (M.S.)
Pathology
Experimental and Molecular Pathology (M.S.*)
Physiology and Biophysics
Physiology and Biophysics (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Preventive Medicine
Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology (M.S.*)
Biostatistics (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Clinical, Biomedical and Translational Investigations (M.S.)
Epidemiology (Ph.D.*)
Molecular Epidemiology (M.S.*)
Preventive Medicine (Health Behavior Research) (Ph.D.*)
Public Health (MPH)
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (M.S.)

Thornton School of Music

Choral Music (M.M., DMA)
Composition (M.M., DMA)
Conducting (M.M.)
Early Music Performance (DMA)
Jazz Studies (M.M., DMA)
Music (Early Music Performance) (M.A.*)
Music (Historical Musicology) (Ph.D.*)
Music (History and Literature) (M.A.*)
Music Education (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Bassoon) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Clarinet) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Classical Guitar) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Double Bass) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Flute) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (French Horn) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Harp) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Keyboard Collaborative Arts) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Oboe) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Organ) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Percussion) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Piano) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Saxophone) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Studio Guitar) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Trombone) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Trumpet) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Tuba) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Viola) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Violin) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Violoncello) (M.M., DMA)
Performance (Vocal Arts) (M.M., DMA)
Sacred Music (M.M., DMA)

School of Pharmacy

Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics (Ph.D.*)
Health Care Decision Analysis (M.S.)
Health Economics (Ph.D.*)
Management of Drug Development (M.S.)
Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy (M.S.*, Ph.D.)
Pharmaceutical Sciences (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
Regulatory Science (M.S.*, D.R.Sc.)

Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Occupational Science (Ph.D.*)
Occupational Therapy (M.A.*, OTD*)

Price School of Public Policy

Construction Management (MCM)
Health Administration (MHA)
Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Executive Master of Leadership (M.L.)
International Public Policy and Management (IPPM)
Nonprofit Leadership and Management (MNLM)
Planning (MPl, Ph.D.*)
Planning and Development Studies (MPDS)
Policy, Planning and Development (DPPD)
Public Administration (MPA)
Public Policy (MPP)
Public Policy and Management (Ph.D.)
Real Estate Development (MRED)
Urban Planning and Development (Ph.D.)

School of Social Work

Social Work (MSW, Ph.D.*)

*under the jurisdiction of the Graduate School

**jointly administered by more than one school or unit