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PhD Studies

PhD Academy

Through the first-of-its-kind PhD Academy, you’ll have the chance to participate in a 5-year curriculum built around practical skills — leadership principles, financial management, public speaking, and communicating your scholarship to the public, and more — which give you a competitive edge in any career path you choose.

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You Belong at USC Dornsife

Faculty and graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds share their experiences at USC Dornsife.

Rather than thinking of yourself as a cognitive psychologist or a biochemist or a medieval scholar, think of yourself as a highly trained problem solver. Think about the issues you care about and the ideas you want to explore. Think about the values you stand for.

USC Dornsife Dean Amber D. Miller, PhD
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Office of Graduate Admission

3551 Trousdale Pkwy., ADM 304
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4012