USC’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology has been ranked the #1 Gerontology Master’s program in the country. College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, puts USC in 1st place for both the Best Residential Master’s program and Best Online Master’s in Gerontology program.
According to College Choice, the ranking is based on institutional reputation, graduation rates, selectivity, and faculty resources. The data from their ranking comes from the National Center for Education Statistics’ IPEDS database, U.S. News & World Report, Payscale, and individual college websites.
Aging is something that is happening to each and every one of us at this very moment but most people don’t realize how fast. The average number of people in the world over the age of 65 is growing at a faster rate than ever before and as a society we are simply not prepared. Here at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology we are trying to change that and transform the future of aging. Founded in 1975, we are the oldest and largest school of gerontology in the world. We are proud to be home to today’s leaders in the field and prouder to say that we will have a hand in educating the leaders of tomorrow.
We offer the most comprehensive selection of gerontology degree programs found anywhere. Our program studies the human lifespan by exploring the biological, psychological, sociological, political, medical, and business dimensions of adult life. Gerontologists have the opportunity to diverge into a multitude of career paths including caretakers, nurses, and other administrative roles to serve the aging. Therefore, the curriculum is aimed at equipping future professionals in the field of aging with the specific skills and knowledge necessary to respond effectively to the needs of an aging population.
All our graduates 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 a better future for all of the world’s aging population. Our students have different goals, strengths and perspectives, but this diversity only serves to keep us on the cutting edge of the field.
We look forward to continuing to grow as a school and assert our mission on the world to increase the quality of life for all older adults via research, service and education.