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Graduate and Professional Education

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. All degrees are listed alphabetically in the index.

School of Architecture

Architecture (M.Arch.)
Building Science (M.B.S.)
Landscape Architecture (M.L.Arch.)
Historic Preservation (M.H.P.)

Leventhal School of Accounting

Accounting (M.Acc.)
Business Taxation (M.B.T.)

Marshall School of Business

Business Administration (M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D.*)
Digital Supply Chain Management (M.D.S.C.M.)
This new program will be available beginning fall 2006.
Leadership and Organization (M.S.)
Medical Management (M.M.M.)

School of Cinematic Arts

Cinema-Television (M.A.*, M.F.A.)
Cinema-Television (Critical Studies) (Ph.D.*)
Animation and Digital Arts (M.F.A.)
Interactive Media (M.F.A.)
Motion Picture Producing (M.F.A.)
Writing for Screen and Television (M.F.A.)

Annenberg School for Communication

Communication (M.A.*, Ph.D.*)
Communication Management (M.C.M.*)
Global Communication (M.A.*)
Journalism (Broadcast Journalism) (M.A.*)
Journalism (Online Journalism) (M.A.*)
Journalism (Print Journalism) (M.A.*)
Public Diplomacy (M.P.D.)
Strategic Public Relations (M.A.*)

School of Dentistry

Craniofacial Biology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)

Rossier School of Education

Education (M.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.*)
Education (Counseling Psychology) (M.S.)
Education (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) (M.E.)
Marriage and Family Therapy (M.M.F.T.)
Multiple Subject Teaching (M.A.T.)
Music Education (M.M.Ed.**)
Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (M.E.)
Single Subject Teaching (M.A.T.)
Single Subject Teaching (Music Education) (M.A.T.**)
Education (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) (M.E.)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (M.S.)

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.*)
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 (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
Civil Engineering
Applied Mechanics (M.S.)
Civil Engineering (M.S., Engineer, Ph.D.*)
Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering) (M.S.)
Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (M.S.)
Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering) (M.S.)
Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) (M.S.)
Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering) (M.S.)
Computer-Aided Engineering (M.Eng.)
Construction Management (M.C.M.)
Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Ph.D.*)
Environmental Quality Management (M.Eng.)
Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
Structural Design (M.Eng.)
Computer Science
Computer Science (M.S., Ph.D.*)
Computer Science (Computer Networks) (M.S.)
Computer Science (Game Development) (M.S.)
Computer Science (Computer Security) (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 (Software Engineering) (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 (Multimedia and Creative Technologies) (M.S.)
Electrical Engineering (VLSI Design) (M.S.)
Systems Architecture and Engineering (M.S.)
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Engineering Management (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.)
System Safety and Security (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 (Smart Oilfield Technologies) (M.S.)

Roski School of Fine Arts

Fine Arts (M.F.A.*)
Public Art Studies (M.P.A.S.)

Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Gerontology (M.A.*, M.S., Ph.D.*)
Long Term Care Administration (M.L.T.C.A.)

Division of Independent Health Professions

Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
Biokinesiology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy (Ph.D.*)
Physical Therapy (D.P.T.*)
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Occupational Science (Ph.D.*)
Occupational Therapy (M.A.*, O.T.D.*)

Gould School of Law

Law (J.D., LL.M., M.C.L.)

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences*

All graduate programs in the college are under the jurisdiction of the Graduate School.
American Studies and Ethnicity (Ph.D.)
Anthropology (M.A., Ph.D.)
Art History (M.A., Ph.D.)
Biological Sciences
Biology (M.S., Ph.D.)
Biology (Neurobiology) (Ph.D.)
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (Ph.D.)
Integrative and Evolutionary Biology (Ph.D.)
Molecular and Computational Biology (M.S.)
Molecular Biology (Ph.D.)
Chemistry (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)
Chemistry (Chemical Physics) (Ph.D.)
Classics (M.A., Ph.D.)
Comparative Literature (M.A., Ph.D.)
Earth Sciences
Geological Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.)
East Asian Area Studies (M.A.)
This new program will be available beginning fall 2006.
East Asian Languages and Cultures (M.A., Ph.D.)
Economic Developmental Programming (M.A.)
Economics (M.A., Ph.D.)
English (M.A., Ph.D.)
Literature and Creative Writing (Ph.D.)
Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies (M.A.)
Environmental Risk Analysis (M.S.)
French and Italian
French (M.A., Ph.D.)
Geography (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)
German (M.A., Ph.D.)
History (M.A., Ph.D.)
International Relations (M.A.)
Kinesiology (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)
Liberal Studies (M.L.S.)
Computational Linguistics (M.S.)
Linguistics (M.A., Ph.D.)
Linguistics (Hispanic Linguistics) (M.A., Ph.D.)
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 (M.S., Ph.D.)
Ocean Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.)
Philosophy (M.A., Ph.D.)
Physics and Astronomy
Physics (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)
Physics for Business Applications (M.S.)
Political Economy and Public Policy (M.A., Ph.D.)
Politics and International Relations (M.A., Ph.D.)
Professional Writing (M.P.W.)
Psychology (M.A., Ph.D.)
Public Diplomacy (M.P.D.)
Religion and Social Ethics (M.A., Ph.D.)
Slavic Languages and Literatures (M.A., Ph.D.)
Sociology (M.A., Ph.D.)
Spanish and Portuguese
Spanish (M.A., Ph.D.)

Keck School of Medicine

Medicine (M.D.)
Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.*)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Molecular Epidemiology (M.S.*, Ph.D.**)
Cell and Neurobiology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Family Medicine
Physician Assistant Practice (M.P.A.P.)
Genetic, Molecular and Cellular Biology (Ph.D.*)
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Experimental and Molecular Pathology (M.S.*)
Pathobiology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Physiology and Biophysics (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Preventive Medicine
Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology (M.S.*)
Biostatistics (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Clinical and Biomedical Investigations (M.S.*)
Epidemiology (Ph.D.*)
Molecular Epidemiology (M.S.*, Ph.D.*)
Preventive Medicine (Health Behavior Research) (Ph.D.*)
Public Health (M.P.H.)
Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology (Ph.D.*)
Systems Biology and Disease (Ph.D*)

Thornton School of Music

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

School of Pharmacy

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.*)

School of Policy, Planning, and Development

Construction Management (M.C.M.)
Health Administration (M.H.A.)
Executive Health Administration (M.H.A.)
Planning (M.Pl., Ph.D.*)
Planning and Development Studies (M.P.D.S., D.P.D.S.)
Policy, Planning and Development (Ph.D.)
Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Public Policy (M.P.P.)
Public Policy and Management (M.P.P.M.)
Real Estate Development (M.R.E.D.)

School of Social Work

Social Work (M.S.W., Ph.D.*)

School of Theatre

Theatre (Acting) (M.F.A.)
Theatre (Directing) (M.F.A.)
Theatre (Dramatic Writing) (M.F.A.)
Theatre (Theatrical Design) (M.F.A.)

*under the jurisdiction of the Graduate School
**jointly administered by more than one school or unit