The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world’s leading private research universities. Established in 1880, it’s also one of the oldest. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.
Graduate students at USC are key members of the university’s community of scholars, contributing diverse viewpoints and fresh insights that are poised to make their mark on the theories, systems, inventions, public policy and creative work of the 21st century.
As the oldest and largest of the USC schools, the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in more than 130 majors and minors across the humanities, social sciences and natural/physical sciences, and doctoral and master’s programs in more than 20 fields. USC Dornsife faculty, students and staff strive for real innovation and progress at the intersections of these disciplines.