Diversity Programs

The Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) is a National Science Foundation program aimed at increasing diversity in Ph.D. education in the STEM and social science fields. USC joined AGEP in 2006 in Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) alliance.

The USC Women in Science and Engineering Program (WiSE) is a groundbreaking effort to increase the representation and success of women in science and engineering at USC through a series of creative programs that enable women to thrive at every stage of their careers.

Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Program is a four university alliance established in 2006 which aims to increase the enrollment, retention, and successful graduation of under-represented minority students in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.

The USC McNair Scholars Program is federally funded undergraduate research opportunity for first-generation/low-income students and students of color. Participants receive independent research and graduate preparation opportunities in junior and senior year.

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program is an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation initiative geared to increase the commitment to diversity in the faculty ranks of colleges and universities. Fellows work with faculty mentors to develop their scholarly interests into research projects.

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