The Graduate Certificate in Social Justice is for students interested in understanding the set of factors that contribute to a broad range of disparities (or inequities) and the challenges that exist when managing, planning and policy making among diverse populations. The course work in this certificate focuses on the theories and analytic tools that are needed to assess issues in social justice.
The certificate in Social Justice consists of 12 units of graduate course work.
Students will take two core courses.
Students select one 4-unit elective course from the following:
*Note: Students will take PPD 616 or PPDE 661 as their methodology course for the certificate. They may select the alternate course to satisfy the elective requirement but can not double count either course for this program.
Current USC Graduate Students — Applicants for the Certificate in Social Justice who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at USC (and are in good standing with a 3.0 GPA) need only submit the appropriate paperwork for adding the certificate program, which may be obtained from the student services advisor in RGL 102.
Prospective Applicants — Applicants for the Certificate in Social Justice who have not matriculated at USC must make a formal application at the USC Graduate Admission website.
Applicants must submit the following items:
November 1 – Spring Semester
April 1 – Summer Semester
July 1 – Fall Semester
Please contact the USC Price Office of Admissions at [email protected] for more information.