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University of Southern California

Spatial Sciences Institute

Los Angeles, CA

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Overview

University of Southern California / Spatial Sciences Institute is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Geographic information science and technology
(Graduate Certificate) Geographic information science and technology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 3
Other Advanced Degrees 22

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

49
Applied
43
Accepted
35
Enrolled
88%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st Not reported Yes
Spring deadline November 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

74
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.46%
Black or African American 2.7%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.7%
Asian 12.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.7%
Unknown 18.92%

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

6
Total faculty
Full-time - 3
Part-time - 3
Male (4)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Geocoding, geocomputation, GIS, environmental exposure estimation, spatial data accuracy and uncertainty
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. John P. Wilson
Professor/Director
Email: jpwilson@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-1908
Fax: 213-740-9687

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