Graduate Admission

USC Rossier School of Education

The USC Rossier School of Education is one of the world's premier centers for the study of urban education, preparing educational leaders who are committed to transforming urban education, leading the search for innovative solutions to the challenges in urban education, and creating mutually beneficial partnerships to rethink curriculum, improve educational environments and develop sound policy.

The School also now offers its Master of Teaching program through USC's Online Professional Master's Degree Programs at USCNow.

Graduate degree programs

Master of Arts in Teaching and Teaching Credential Program
  • M.A.T./Teacher Education

    Prepares students to pursue careers as teachers in a variety of settings and educational levels. The curriculum reflects the Rossier School's focus on strengthening urban education, and places a special emphasis on preparing teachers to work with diverse populations. Offered both on-campus and online, students can complete a teaching credential and Master's degree in 13-15 months of full-time study.

Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs
  • M.E./PASA. This two-year program prepares students to begin or advance careers in a variety of higher education settings, including student affairs, student services, and athletics administration.
    Students benefit from the close involvement in the program by student affairs professionals with substantial management and leadership experience. 

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • M.M.F.T. This two year program prepares students for careers as counselors in public mental health, school-based mental health, community mental health, residential treatment, specialty practice (e.g., substance abuse, domestic violence, etc.), and private practice. Students who complete this program are eligible for the State of California's Marriage and Family Therapy License.
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • M.A.T./TESOL. Prepares students to pursue careers as English language teaching specialists in a variety of settings and educational levels. The curriculum is designed to prepare domestic and international candidates planning to work with children, youth, or adults, either in the U.S. or abroad. Offered both on-campus and online, students, the program takes approximately 13 months to complete on a full-time basis.
Master of Education in Advanced Instruction
Master of Education in Counseling
  • M.Ed. in Counseling
    Two year program for students that prepares students to become academic or outreach counselors.
Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Education
  • Ph.D. This full-time doctoral program can be completed in four years. The program provides full tuition remission and an academic stipend for four years through multiple work experiences, allowing each Ph.D. student the opportunity to participate in research, teaching, and study. Concentrations include Educational Psychology, Higher Education Policy and Administration, and K-12 Policy and Practice.