This section provides links to resources that will help you plan your course of study. It always helps to keep the program regulations in mind. Remember also that until you have passed your qualifying exams and defended your dissertation prospectus, you need to check in each semester with your graduate adviser: either your first-year counselor, or your chosen dissertation adviser. It’s his or her job to help you meet all the requirements in good time. If you are uncertain about the identity of your GSC counselor, check with Lisa Bitel, the DGS, or Joe Styles, the Graduate Administrator.
The Course Catalogue contains information about University and Department rules, as well as a listing of all courses.
The Schedule of Classes helps you track what courses are offered at what times, for immediately past, current, and future semesters.
The Academic Calendar will help you keep track of when courses begin and end.
USC graduate students can take courses at UCLA.
USC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching offers many resources to help you prepare for distinguished careers in teaching as well as researching.
Getting a Ph.D. in History at USC also means having the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary strength while training as an historian. The College assumes that “21st-century discovery and innovation take place at the intersections of disciplines.” While there are many ways to pursue such interdisciplinarity (including completing a minor field in a discipline outside of history), these USC programs offer formal graduate certificates: