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University of Southern California

Program in Health Behavior Research

Los Angeles, CA

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Overview

University of Southern California / Program in Health Behavior Research is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum preferred score for combined Verbal and Quantitative of 311)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

41
Applied
13
Accepted
8
Enrolled
32%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum preferred score for combined Verbal and Quantitative of 311)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 (3.5 preferred)

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$36,000
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards June 30
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

34
Total Graduate Students
14%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.71%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 47%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.94%
Asian 8.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 11.76%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (14%)
Female (85%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 1
Male (9)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Obesity prevention; etiology and prevention of substance abuse, other addictive behaviors, and chronic diseases; health disparities; translational research
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 2001 North Soto Street, Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA  90032
United States
Contact Dr. Jennifer Unger
Director
Email: unger@usc.edu
Phone: 323-442-8234

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