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Our varied coursework puts you at the forefront of this dynamic field.

At the USC Leonard Davis School, you can earn an undergraduate gerontology degree, opt for our accelerated five-year undergraduate/graduate degree program, or minor in aging.

3,000+ Alumni

making a global impact in health care, policy and senior living

over $500,000

in merit-based scholarship funds offered yearly to students

600+ students

200% growth since 2012

Academics at a Glance

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Our Degree Programs

USC Leonard Davis provides a wide range of degree programs and learning tracks to launch you toward your professional goals. We offer master’s degrees both on-site and in a convenient online format to fit your life. Our programs include:

Undergraduate Programs

Master’s Programs

Specialized Master’s Programs

PhD Programs

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Doctorate of Longevity Arts and Sciences

Professional Education

Online Education

Student Life

A close-knit community in the center
of a world-class city

Here, the world of gerontology comes to you. We’re a small, intimate school rooted in a world-class research university — all located in one of the most vibrant cities on earth. Our students come from around the country and globe and are united in a desire to make the world better for people of all ages. Whether joining us online or on-campus in Los Angeles, USC Leonard Davis School students bring learning to life. Exciting opportunities abound to publish research, travel abroad, intern with influential organizations and advocate for older adults.

Gerontology Careers

Gerontology career prospects have exploded in recent years. People around the globe are living longer than ever, creating unprecedented demographic shifts toward an aging population. With more growth on the horizon, a USC Leonard Davis education positions you for success in a wide array of fields.

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Stories and Spotlights

Educating generations of leaders in aging

Corrine Jones, MAG ’18

After retiring early from a career with AT&T, Corinne Jones went back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science. She remembers it was a class on elder law where she got her first taste of gerontology.

Sarah Lamontagne, MAASM ’19

Sarah Lamontagne had a busy job at a Rhode Island nonprofit that helps adults age in place, remaining in their homes and communities as they grow older. But that didn’t stop her from pursuing a master’s degree from the USC Leonard Davis School in Gerontology.

Sahar Edalati, MS ’13

Today’s senior living market is marked by two extremes, says Sahar Edalati MS ’13, executive director of Watermark Retirement Communities in Brooklyn Heights, New York.

Together, we make an amazing match.

Our community of ambitious students, eminent faculty and renowned alumni is waiting for you to join us. Our advisory team is ready to answer all your questions. Let’s continue the conversation.