Welcome to the Graduate Consultation and Computer Center!

The aim of the Graduate Consultation and Computer Center (GC3) is to provide free statistical consultation to progressive masters students, doctoral students and faculty in the USC Psychology Department. The center provides support for students working on research projects, including but not limited to: poster presentations, symposia, journal articles, theses, and dissertations. The center is equipped with computers, as well as a variety of statistical programs for students and faculty to use with or without the assistance of the TA consultants. The center also provides workspace for those to bring their own computers and work on projects, individually or as small teams. Workshops will be scheduled to provide hands-on training in specific programs and statistical issues. That schedule will be announced on this page and on the department calendar.

How to Make An Appointment with a TA Consultant
Although walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended. By making an appointment, we can more efficiently help you by matching you with the consultant best equipped to work with your research needs. You can learn more about the consultants’ areas of specialization by viewing their profiles. Please make an appointment by emailing us at psycgc3@gmail.com

Services Provided
The center is open to progressive masters students, doctoral students, faculty in the USC Psychology Department, and affiliates. Assistance includes, but is not necessarily limited to: (1) guiding you towards the correct analysis (and best program) for a particular problem, (2) troubleshooting, (3) clarifying program output, (4) identifying issues with methodology or identifying violations of method assumptions, and (5) assisting with how to setup or run a particular analysis. TA consultants will not run analyses for you and should not be asked to assist with study design beyond general methodological concerns. If you are not sure what is and is not allowed, ask a TA. Note: questions pertaining to course-related assignments should be directed to the TA for that course.

TAs will try to help as best as they can, but they are not familiar with every problem or every program. If there is something they cannot help you with, they will try to direct you to a person or source that can. 

Lecture Series
In additon to being a resource for one-on-one statistical consultation, the GC3 also hosts statistical lectures most weeks. Please click on the GC3 Lecture Series Schedule for more information about upcoming lectures in the GC3.  


SGM 718
3620 McClintock Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90089

TA Staffed Hours (Spring 2015):

Sarfaraz Serang (serang@usc.edu)
Mon: 10-5

Devika Dhamija (ddhamija@usc.edu)
Tues: 1-5
Thurs: 9-12 

During staffed hours, students and faculty are welcome to work independently on the GC3 computers. Access during unstaffed hours is also available. Please contact either of the TAs listed above for more information about obtaining access.

  • Department of Psychology
  • University of Southern California
  • SGM 501
  • 3620 South McClintock Ave.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061
  • Phone: (213) 740 - 2203