• interdisciplinary research mentorship from leading scientists in 7 schools and 24 departments across USC, and
  • foundational instruction and professional development within a supportive and inclusive environment

Departing from the traditional focus on individual disciplines, NGP is characterized by collaborative interactions between faculty and students. We have over 100 affiliated faculty from a diverse variety of disciplines, institutes, and affiliated campuses, including:

  • Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Keck School of Medicine
  • Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
  • Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Program Characteristics

  • Varied and interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Emphasis on professional development, grant writing, and science communication
  • Annual graduate student symposium and program retreat
  • An extremely active graduate student forum, including regular social events, journal clubs, and distinguished guest speakers