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University of Southern California

Department of American Studies and Ethnicity

Los Angeles, CA

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Overview

University of Southern California / Department of American Studies and Ethnicity is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

165
Applied
10
Accepted
5
Enrolled
6%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

49
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
95%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 26.53%
Black or African American 18.37%
White or Caucasian 12%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 32.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.08%
Unknown 2.04%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Interdisciplinary study of race and ethnicity, regional focus on Los Angeles and the American West, multidisciplinary exploration of culture, interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Prof. Macarena Gomez-Barris
Interim Chair/Associate Professor
Email: gomezbar@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-2426
Fax: 213-821-0409