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University of Southern California

Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Los Angeles, CA


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University of Southern California / Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Health Administration/Master of Science (MHA/MS)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Science (MPA/MS)
Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
Master of Planning/Master of Science (M Pl/MS)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Science (MBA/MS)
Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science (Pharm D/MS)
Master of Science/Master of Social Work (MS/MSW)
Master of Long Term Care Administration (MLTCA) Long term care administration
Master of Aging Services Management (MASM) Aging services management
(Graduate Certificate) Gerontology
Master of Arts (MA) Gerontology
Master of Science (MS) Gerontology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Gerontology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biology of aging

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

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



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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th February 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans


Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 7
Male (15)
Female (10)


Focus of faculty research: Sex 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 year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Email:
Phone: 213-740-5156