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University of Southern California

Department of Psychology

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

University of Southern California / Department of Psychology is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Brain and cognitive science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Developmental psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Social psychology
Master of Human Behavior (MHB) Human behavior
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Quantitative methods
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Clinical science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17
Doctoral Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
One-year internship (for clinical science students)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

543
Applied
27
Accepted
14
Enrolled
5%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

108
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.33%
Black or African American 3.7%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 15.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.85%
Unknown 1.85%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

49
Total faculty
Full-time - 34
Part-time - 15
Male (30)
Female (19)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Affective neuroscience; children and families; vision, culture and ethnicity; intergroup relations; aggression and violence; language and reading development; substance abuse
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Margaret Gatz
Chair and Professor
Email: gatz@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-2212
Fax: 213-746-9028

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