Founded in 1880, the University of Southern California (USC) is a world renowned private, not-for-profit research university in Los Angeles, California. There are over 18,400 undergraduate students enrolled.
Highlights of USC
- Ranked #25 in National Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
- Ranked #22 in Healthcare Management by U.S. News and World Report.
- Ranked #15 in Best Education Schools by U.S. News and World Report.
- USC has over 700 clubs and organizations.
- Accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
USC is ranked at Successful Student:
#1 in the 27 Best Video Game Colleges 2015
#2 in the 20 Best App Development Colleges
#2 in the 22 Best Online Industrial Organizational Psychology Colleges
Online Degrees at USC:
School of Social Work: Master’s Degree in Social Work
The Master’s in Social Work prepares social workers to advance in their career and impact their communities. With concentrations in Mental Health, Families and Children, Community Organization: Planning and Administration, Health, and Social Work and Business in a Global Society, the Master’s in Social Work at USC is well equipped to educate graduates for career longevity. All concentrations can be enhanced with the sub-concentration of Military Social Work. The Families and Children concentration can be enhanced with the sub-concentration in School Settings.
Sol Price School of Public Policy: Executive Master of Health Administration
Students are guided through the program by faculty and staff at each step. The program is designed to advance professional careers in Health Administration, and consists of 5 themes: Innovative Leadership Through Transformational Times, Cost Effective Care in Era of Value-Based Purchasing, Efficient Management and Administration, Patient Safety and Quality of Care, and Organizational & Clinical Effectiveness through Information Systems.
USC Davis, School of Gerontology: Master of Aging Services Management
This degree consists of 8 courses, lasting 18 months, and requires completing 32 credit hours. This degree educates and qualifies students to manage the unprecedented increase in the aging population. As people are living longer, the aging population increases at the highest rates in human history, and management positions are rapidly increasing in demand. This program teaches strategies in business for handling this increase.
USC Annenberg, School for Communication and Journalism: Master of Communication Management
The Master of Communication Management degree is designed to educate and qualify graduates to manage communication at the highest professional levels. This degree has many broad applications, such as crafting communication for corporations and non-profits, public relations campaigns for businesses and public figures, working on campaigns for politicians, and many others. This program is self-paced, and requires completing 32 credit units.
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences: Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology
Geographic Information Science (GIS) deals with mapping, spatial sciences, modeling, geospatial research and data analysis, problem solving, and visualization techniques. At USC, these topics are studied using all of the educational resources and facilities of a leading research university. This degree allows graduates to work in fields such as government (Department of the Interior), oil and gas, volcanic and earthquake activities, environmental agencies, police, conservationists, and many others.
USC Rossier School of Education:
The Master of Arts in Teaching at USC has a 94% employment rate. This degree is for teachers of kindergarten through 12th grade. There are 5 concentrations in this program: Multiple Subject Teaching (Elementary School), Secondary English, Secondary Mathematics, Secondary Science, and Secondary Social Science. The program is arranged into 4 categories of study: each student will take Foundations Courses, Teaching Methods Courses, Language and Literacy Courses, and finally the Fieldwork and Capstone project. Offers a tuition reimbursement program.
This program teaches students to work with children to adults, nationally and internationally. There are 4 components to this degree: students will take Foundations Courses, Teaching Methods, Language and Literacy, and gain Field Experience. Graduates will be qualified to teach at the highest levels teaching English around the world in any setting, whether in private schools or private industry, public schools and government positions.
5 credential tracks are offered: Elementary teaching (Multiple Subject), and Secondary teaching (English, Science, Mathematics and Social Science). The Gifted Education Certificate, Special Education Credential, and Bilingual Authorization for Spanish Certificate all require more coursework. A “Credential” is a license issued to teachers by the state, allowing teachers to teach legally in public schools. Credential options in the Master of Arts in Teaching program prepares graduates to begin teaching in today’s classrooms.