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Getting Started at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
As the world’s premier research and educational institution in the field of gerontology and aging sciences, the University of Southern California (USC) Leonard Davis School of Gerontology stands at the intersection of leading-edge science and its practical application, transforming scientific research into effective practice and pioneering solutions.
We are here to help guide you from initial inquiry to graduation, and we will work closely with you to gather all necessary information to streamline the application process.
For more information regarding admission, tuition, financial aid, student loans, computer requirements or for any questions you may have, please call an Enrollment Advisor at (877) 960-2045 or complete the short form on this page.
Students applying for admission to the Master of Arts in Gerontology or the Master of Aging Services Management program must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. In selecting applicants for admission, the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology considers both academic potential (as reflected in undergraduate study and scores on the Graduate Record Examinations) and professional potential (as reflected in experience, references and career goals).
The school requests information from applicants to supplement that information supplied by the USC Application for Graduate Admission. Such supplemental information usually includes a statement of interest in gerontology and letters of reference. Interviews may be required.
For full admission students must:
For students with a cumulative GPA below 3.0, conditional admission may be granted:
To apply for admission to either the Master of Arts in Gerontology or Aging Services Management online programs, students must gather and submit the following materials:
Generally, USC accepts up to 4 units—students should provide transcripts, course content/syllabus, textbooks/software used to help with credit evaluation. Transfer credit evaluation occurs after the student has been admitted so there is no way to predict acceptance when advising the student.
Students are admitted on a rolling basis for fall, spring and summer semester starts.
For other questions about the admissions process, please contact an enrollment advisor at (877) 960-2045 ext. 4202 for Jami O’Connell or ext. 3948 for Robyn MacNab.