Degrees Awarded

USC is a major research university that provides a wide range of academic programs.

Faculty with similar areas of knowledge and interest are grouped together to form schools (such as the Keck School of Medicine, the USC Thornton School of Music and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering) and academic departments within the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences (such as Biology, English and Sociology).Certain areas of study are based on broad areas of interdisciplinary knowledge and draw faculty from several departments.The faculty in each department and school determines the rationale underlying its curricula, the type and content of courses it offers, and the requirements for master's and doctoral degrees.USC awards Master of Arts, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, as well as doctoral degrees in professional fields. Graduate students are encouraged to select their degree objectives based on the career or further study they wish to pursue.For a list of all graduate degrees currently awarded at USC, alphabetized by school, click here.

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