Founded in 1975, the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is the oldest and largest school of its type in the world. We offer the most comprehensive selection of gerontology degree programs found anywhere, a variety of outstanding research opportunities and a challenging yet supportive academic environment.
There are also opportunities to take courses in other areas of the university including the medical campus; you may also attend lectures and seminars at UCLA and the RAND Corporation.
The lifeblood of our School and our most important resource, the students of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology are exceptional women and men of all ages, backgrounds and interests. What they share is a deep compassion, an inspiring enthusiasm and a vision of an improved quality of life for older adults everywhere. Our students have different goals, different strengths and different perspectives, but this diversity only serves to keep our School on the cutting edge of research, service and education. Whatever your unique dreams, passions and plans are, if you choose to become a USC Leonard Davis School student, you will find yourself poised to make a very real difference for the older adults of today as well as of tomorrow.
One of our favorite sayings around here is that “We are gerontologists, and life is our work.” Let us show you how it can be yours, too.