The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is the world’s first, largest and most renowned educational institution on aging. We offer first-class interdisciplinary studies, the most diverse and cutting-edge course offerings anywhere, close working relationships with top professionals, both from our faculty and in the working world and outstanding internships and career placement. When it comes to meaningful opportunities in the field of aging, the USC Leonard Davis School is the place to learn and lead.

The USC Leonard Davis Advantage

Here, students learn from the top experts in the multidisciplinary field of gerontology. We’re a small, intimate school rooted in a world-class research university — all located in one of the most vibrant cities on earth.

A degree from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology opens many doors. We’ve built a world-class reputation with the nation’s largest selection of gerontology degree programs, renowned professors and a large, close-knit alumni network.

USC Leonard Davis offers:

  • Comprehensive curriculum: Students gain broad-based expertise in aging through our interdisciplinary coursework. Our multifaceted approach introduces concepts and connections across diverse areas, such as biology, psychology, sociology, policy and aging services.
  • Access to innovation: USC Leonard Davis is a hub for aging-related research, putting students at the forefront of gerontology. Our wide array of institutes, centers and initiatives delivers the latest discoveries and best practices to the field.
  • Renowned faculty: USC Leonard Davis attracts leading minds across multiple disciplines. Our internationally recognized faculty excel in academia, business and teaching — and they’re approachable and invested in student success.
  • Hands-on training and mentorship: We provide student-faculty research opportunities to launch careers. Working closely with professors prepares students to succeed in leadership roles in a wide array of fields.
  • Flexible, accessible programs: Accelerated tracks and a convenient online option allow students to earn their degrees while working. Our robust, interactive online programs replicate the classroom experience.
  • Career pathways: We provide unparalleled access and connections across multiple gerontology-related career paths through internships, research opportunities, conferences and career development resources.
  • A close-knit community: Professors and classmates challenge, support and inspire students. Meet future colleagues and join a network of leaders poised to shape the field for years to come.

A Leader in Online Learning

USC Leonard Davis is a pioneer in distance learning education, with decades of experience teaching students online.

In addition to on-campus programs, we offer online options for our gerontology master’s programs and graduate certificate program. Our online programs combine the same coursework and academic rigor with the convenience of studying anywhere in the world.

Our digital classrooms provide access to major research breakthroughs, emerging trends and a community of scholars.

Fostering Community

Relationships form the core of the USC Leonard Davis experience.

We’ve built a thriving, global gerontology community made of people from many different backgrounds and perspectives. This diversity fosters greater understanding and keeps us on the leading edge of the field.

Our students also have important things in common: curiosity, enthusiasm and a vision of improving aging across the lifespan. Studying and experiencing the aging process unites us and deepens our understanding of our shared humanity.

Learn more about how our community engagement makes an impact.

Discover our Gerontology Programs

Explore our gerontology programs, or contact us to learn more about the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.

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