Davis School of Gerontology University of Southern California

Davis School of Gerontology University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
16 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Gerontology Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery/Master of Science (DDS/MS)
      Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science (Pharm D/MS)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Science (MBA/MS)
      Master of Health Administration/Master of Science (MHA/MS)
      Master of Planning/Master of Science (M Pl/MS)
      Master of Public Administration/Master of Science (MPA/MS)
      Master of Science/Master of Arts (MS/MA)
      Master of Science/Master of Social Work (MS/MSW)
    • Biology Of Aging Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Aging Services Management Master of Aging Services Management (MASM)
    • Long Term Care Administration Master of Long Term Care Administration (MLTCA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 24
    • Doctoral Degrees 4
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 7
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


79% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 83
    • Accepted 66
    • Acceptance Rate 79
    • Enrolled 57
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $85
    • Application Fee - International $85
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (recommended)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL recommended

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Federal Work-Study, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students132
    • Female Percentage80%
    • Male Percentage20%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students132
    • Part-time Percentage23%
    • Full-time Percentage77%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino12%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian65%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian14%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown3%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty25
    • Full-time Percentage72%
    • Part-time Percentage28%
    • Female Percentage40%
    • Male Percentage60%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchSex steroids and Alzheimer's disease, memory, cognition and brain plasticity, environment and injury prevention, antioxidants, stress and aging, inflammation and aging, euthanasia, caloric restriction and chemotherapy, biodemographic of aging, health outcomes research, families and intergenerational relatives, care-giving of elderly, biology, psychology, sociology, policy
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Davis School of Gerontology

University of Southern California

University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

Ms. Maria Henke

Associate Dean

Phone: 213-740-1363
Fax: 213-740-7069
Email: mhenke@usc.edu

Ms. Whitney Fountas

Admission Counselor

Phone: 213-740-5156
Email: ldsgero@usc.edu

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