PhD Information

Welcome Rossier PhD students! We look forward to assisting you throughout your time at USC.

The PhD Program Office provides services and resources to help students in the successful pursuit of their Ph.D. degrees. Ph.D. students are welcome to stop by to discuss their academics and student life, especially enrollment, academic progress, academic integrity, financial aid and fellowships.

Please note that PhD Program Office consultations do not replace faculty academic advisement on courses and research.


Erika PatallErika Patall

Program Chair
(213) 740-2371


Laura-Romero-thumbLaura Romero

(213) 740-6303


Alex HazardAlex Hazard

Assistant Director
(213) 740-4069


All students should carefully read USC’s Graduate School Handbook for Research and Teaching Assistants and The Student Guide to Conduct and Policies.