Specialized Master’s

Exceptionally motivated and talented students enjoy many additional educational opportunities at the USC Davis School and at USC itself. Consider the possibilities available to you by broadening your degree focus and/or earning both your bachelor’s and master’s degree on a faster track.

Dual Degree Program

We have joined forces with six other professional schools at USC to offer programs in which graduates will earn two master’s degrees, gaining the knowledge and skills of gerontology as well as those of an additional professional field.

In tandem with the Master of Science in Gerontology (MSG), you can also earn:

  • Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA) with the USC Marshall School of Business
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (MS/DDS) with the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC
  • Juris Doctor (MS/JD) with the USC Gould School of Law
  • Master of Public Administration (MS/MPA)
  • Master of Health Administration (MS/MHA)
  • Master of Planning (MS/M.Pl.) with the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
  • Master of Social Work (MS/MSW) with the USC School of Social Work
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (M.S./PharmD) with the USC School of Pharmacy

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Progressive Degree

For students earning a bachelor’s degree in a different discipline but who are interested in deepening their education and diversifying their career prospects, the Progressive Degree program is a fantastic opportunity. While earning your bachelor’s, you can also earn your master’s from our School in an accelerated five-year program that will save you time and help you get a head start on your chosen career.

The benefits of this option are endless: not only can you set yourself apart while applying to medical, law or other professional schools, but you can also get a jump on your competition in fields where master’s degrees are necessary.

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Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement MS program allows the outstanding student who has completed a bachelor’s degree in gerontology to waive several courses in order to complete their gerontology master’s degree in 36 units rather than the 44 units for the regular program. Students who complete this program are typically able to graduate in five years with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the USC Davis School of Gerontology.

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