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Progressive Degree Programs

Ph.D.? J.D.? M.D.? Job of Your Dreams?

Whatever Your Final Destination...

Let the USC Dornsife

Progressive Degree Program

Take You One Step Closer


If you have a USC G.P.A of 3.0 or higher and will have 64-96 units completed in the near future, you are eligible to apply

Fast Track to Success

  • Earn a Bachelor's and Master's degree in as little as 5 years, with a reduction of up to one-third of the units required for the Master's degree

 

Jump Ahead of Your Peers

  • Apply theoretical knowledge and basic research skills acquired as an undergraduate to practical applications of the professional world

 

Take Your Education a Step Further

  • Better prepare yourself for a final degree, whether a PhD., J.D., or M.D.
  • Apply to the Graduate School without an application fee, and without the need to take the Graduate Record Examination

 

USC Dornsife's Progressive Degree Program
Currently Offers the Following Master's Degrees:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Earth Sciences
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Economics
  • Enviromental Studies
  • Geographic Information Science & Technology
  • Marine Environmental Biology
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Philosophy and Law
  • Statistics
  • Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Visual Anthropology

If you meet the qualifications above and are interested in pursuing a Progressive Degree Program, please see your undergraduate advisor about these opportunities.

 

Click here for the PDP Application

 

INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS:

  • Identify a progressive master’s degree that is of interest and see the Graduate Advisor for a draft of the Proposed Course Plan.

 

  • Seek approval of the Proposed Course Plan from the student’s current undergraduate department chair.

 

  • Submit approved Proposed Course Plan and the Application for Admission to Progressive Master’s Program (including an updated STARS report and two letters of recommendation) for review to Debra Bernstein, Director of Dornsife Advising, in CAS 120.

 

  • Once the Proposed Course Plan and the Application for Admission to Progressive Master’s Program (including an updated STARS report and two letters of recommendation) have been reviewed, the package will be submitted to the dean of the student’s current undergraduate program for approval.  The student will be notified to pick up the approved application package in order to complete the following:

 

  • Seek approval of the Proposed Course Plan and the Application for Admission to Progressive Master’s Program (including an updated STARS report and two letters of recommendation) from the prospective master’s department chair.

 

  • Seek approval of the Proposed Course Plan and the Application for Admission to Progressive Master’s Program (including an updated STARS report and two letters of recommendation) from the prospective master’s program dean.

 

  • The graduate program department will be responsible for submitting the approved application and Proposed Course Plan to the Degree Progress department.

 

 Questions: Please contact Kimberly Allen allenk@dornsife.usc.edu or 213-740-2359.