Professional Degrees

Professional Degree programs prepare students for leadership in research, teaching, the application of knowledge and professional practice. The programs are built upon the close interaction of faculty members and students, and are characterized by dedication to excellence, mutual respect, fairness, collegiality, honesty and integrity.

Physician Assistant

The Primary Care Physician Assistant Program trains students in a range of medical, social and behavioral sciences required for competent clinical practice. Physician assistants are educated in basic medical sciences and clinical disciplines, including human anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and clinical laboratory medicine.

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia

The Program of Nurse Anesthesia prepares qualified nurses to obtain a professional doctorate of nurse anesthesia practice; upon successful completion of the curriculum the student is authorized to sit for the certification examination given by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. The USC program offers a concentrated academic and comprehensive clinical curriculum.

MS in Speech Language Pathology

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) provides graduate level academic and clinical training to enter the field of speech-language pathology. Graduates will be trained in the prevention, assessment and intervention for individuals with communication and swallowing disorders across settings and across the lifespan.