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Working Professionals

The summer is an ideal time for the working professional to concentrate on new ideas and develop new skill sets.  Advance your personal and professional objectives with USC Dornsife summer courses.

Master of Professional Writing

The program is designed for individuals pursuing writing as a career. Fields offered include fiction, screenwriting, TV writing, poetry, playwriting, and creative non-fiction. Program faculty are successful writers whose experience in writing and knowledge of publishing bring professional expertise to the classroom.


Mathematical Finance

The objective of this master of science program is to produce graduates with a rigorous foundation in the economic theory and mathematical modeling of financial markets. The program creates an integrated curriculum spanning four disciplines: economics, mathematics, econometrics/statistics and computational/numerical analysis. The program is designed for recent graduates in the fields of applied mathematics, physics and engineering — or for graduates in economics, business and finance with strong mathematical backgrounds — who wish to pursue high-tech finance careers in financial institutions, industry or government.


Master of Liberal Studies

The Master of Liberal Studies Program is designed for adults who wish to pursue a broad, interdisciplinary course of study, and lifelong learners interested in earning a graduate degree.   The program aims to help individuals develop the intellectual tools to engage in contemporary debates, to find connections among different areas of human thought, to conduct original research; and, most of all, to pursue a life of ideas.