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Advanced and Professional Programs

3501 Trousdale Parkway
Taper Hall 355
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0355

Associate Dean: Susan H. Kamei, J.D.

The USC College Office of Advanced and Professional Programs administers the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences multidisciplinary graduate programs not housed in traditional departments or units.

Master of Liberal Studies

(213) 740-1349
FAX: (213) 740-5002
Email: mls@college.usc.edu

Director: Susan H. Kamei, J.D. (Associate Dean, Advanced and Professional Programs)

A multidisciplinary degree program, the Master of Liberal Studies (M.L.S.) is designed for motivated, college-educated individuals who wish to further their intellectual growth and pursue graduate work part-time in the evenings. See here for course requirements.

Master of Professional Writing

(213) 740-3252
FAX: (213) 740-5775
Email: mpw@college.usc.edu

Director: Brighde Mullins, M.F.A.

The program is designed for individuals pursuing writing as a career in fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, television writing and theatre. See here for course requirements.

Energy, Technology and Society Certificate

(213) 740-1384
Email: natalie.inouye@college.usc.edu

Director: Mark Bernstein, Ph.D. (Political Science)

This multidisciplinary program is open to USC students pursuing graduate degrees in many disciplines including architecture, biology, chemistry, communication, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, geography, international relations, political science, public policy, sociology and urban planning. See Interdisciplinary Programs for course requirements.