Health & Biomedical Sciences Education

"Our focus on interdisciplinary training allows students to experience an individualized pathway to their degree."

Peggy Farnham

Peggy Farnham, PhD
Vice Dean for Health and Biomedical Science Education

Program Overview


The Keck School of Medicine of USC (KSOM) offers 28 graduate programs – PhD, Master’s, and Certificates – in which students work on the world’s most pressing health and biomedical problems. In the Biomedical Sciences programs, students work on breakthrough research focused on areas such as stem cell, cancer, genomics, and infectious diseases. Our Population Science programs offer students an opportunity to conduct research in the community, studying issues such as COVID-19, obesity and pollution. KSOM’s Health Professional Programs afford students hands-on experience as they embark on a career in the medical care field. The Keck School of Medicine also offers Progressive Master’s Degrees to current USC undergraduates, which gives students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree by adding an additional 5th year to their studies.

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