Advanced and Professional Programs

3501 Trousdale Parkway
Taper Hall 355
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0355

Associate Dean: Susan H. Kamei, J.D.

The Office of Advanced and Professional Programs administers the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences multidisciplinary graduate programs not housed in traditional departments or units.

Master of Liberal Studies

(213) 740-1349
FAX: (213) 740-5002

Director: Susan H. Kamei, J.D. (Associate Dean, Advanced and Professional Programs)

A multidisciplinary degree program, the Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) is designed for motivated, college-educated individuals who wish to further their intellectual growth and pursue graduate work part-time in the evenings. See here for course requirements.

Master of Professional Writing

(213) 740-3252
FAX: (213) 740-5775

Director: Brighde Mullins, MFA

The program is designed for individuals pursuing writing as a career in fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, television writing and theatre. See here for course requirements.

Master of Science in Human Behavior

(213) 740-2222
FAX: (213) 746-9082

Director: Ernest Greene, Ph.D.

The program is designed for individuals who wish to advance a career in a non-academic field where knowledge of human behavior is essential. See Psychology for course requirements.