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University of Southern California

Department of Preventive Medicine

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Health (MPH) Public health Health communication
Master of Public Health (MPH) Public health Child and family health
Master of Public Health (MPH) Public health Environmental health
Master of Public Health (MPH) Public health Biostatistics-epidemiology
Master of Public Health (MPH) Public health Public health policy
Master of Public Health (MPH) Public health Health education and promotion
Master of Public Health (MPH) Public health Global health leadership
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biostatistics Biostatistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biostatistics Epidemiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health behavior research
Master of Science (MS) Molecular epidemiology Biostatistics
Master of Science (MS) Molecular epidemiology Applied biostatistics and epidemiology
Master of Science (MS) Molecular epidemiology Molecular epidemiology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 145
Doctoral Degrees 16

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

917
Applied
472
Accepted
125
Enrolled
51%

Applying

20
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st June 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 95
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 4
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

434
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.29%
Black or African American 12.9%
White or Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.69%
Asian 21.66%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.69%
Two or more races 0.69%
Unknown 2.07%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (74%)

Faculty

116
Total faculty
Full-time - 103
Part-time - 13
Male (50)
Female (66)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Diabetes, environmental pollution, autism, cancer
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Thomas Valente
Chair
Email: jsamet@usc.edu
Phone: 323-865-0803
Fax: 323-865-0103

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