USC Davis School of Gerontology

The USC Davis School of Gerontology
The Davis School of Gerontology is the nation’s leader in the field of gerontology, and has consistently pioneered innovative educational programs including the world’s first Ph.D. in Gerontology, the first joint Master’s degree in Gerontology and Business Administration, and the first undergraduate Health Science Track in Gerontology.

Founded in 1975, the Davis School is the nation’s first professional School of Gerontology. With its own faculty representing various disciplines, the School is able to offer students a wide range of scientific and professional Gerontology courses. Gerontology students at USC enjoy the resources of a world-class university and the personal attention found at a small school. We are proud of our tradition of excellence and we continue to search for talented students willing to become gerontologists for the 21st century.

The USC Davis School and its research and services component, the USC Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center, are improving the quality of life for older persons through research and education. As the oldest and largest school of gerontology in the world, the USC Davis School has a long tradition of forging new pathways in the field of aging. A multidisciplinary institution from its inception in 1975, the USC Davis School was built on the bedrock of excellence in aging research.

Academic programs at the USC Davis School of Gerontology study the human life span by exploring the biological, psychological, sociological, political, medical and business dimensions of adult life. The curriculum is aimed at equipping future professionals in the field of aging with the specific skills and knowledge necessary to respond effectively to the needs of an aging population. With a distinguished faculty representing various disciplines, the School is able to offer students a wide range of scientific and professional gerontology courses. Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in Gerontology as well as a Graduate Level Certificate, can be obtained from the Davis School.

With its own faculty representing various disciplines, the School is able to offer students a wide range of scientific and professional Gerontology courses. Gerontology students at USC enjoy the resources of a world-class university and the personal attention found at a small school.

Mission Statement
The USC Davis School’s mission is to provide leadership in research and education that will increase our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of development over the lifespan and to translate this knowledge into practical applications to promote healthy aging.

The quality of life available to older persons and their evolving role in society are critical concerns. Through the efforts of the faculty, staff, and Board of Councilors, the USC Davis School of Gerontology is committed to promoting successful aging and an older population that is healthy, active and involved in the life of the community and nation.

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