At USC Bovard College, our purpose is to unlock career opportunity.​

Emma Bovard, our namesake, was one of the first students to enroll at USC in 1880. An early advocate for equal access to quality educational opportunities, she also exemplifies USC’s longstanding commitment to diversity in our student body.​

Graduate Programs at USC Bovard College

The online graduate programs at USC Bovard College were developed to accelerate careers in high-growth fields.​

​Our focus is on creating a new kind of learning experience – one that enables you to access some of the most influential minds in your profession and engage with them in real time. We assemble knowledgeable, industry-insightful faculty, who are keenly aware of the skills employers are looking for in their new hires and those they promote. They teach the current best thinking in their fields.​

​Our tech-savvy, student-centered approach is designed for busy professionals like you – whenever, and wherever, you are ready to take a bold step forward. At home on your laptop? Join the discussion. On the move? Ask your question on your phone. Mentor-to-student, peer-to-peer, our forward-thinking degree programs are on the go – just like you.​

​Your network will also expand as mentors become potential references and employers, and classmates become contacts and future colleagues. You will share a bond with all other professionals who proudly proclaim their USC success on their LinkedIn profiles.​


As a globally recognized leader in online education, USC is committed to providing greater access to our faculty through cutting-edge technology and a contemporary, 21st century approach to learning. USC Online offers graduate degrees, certificates, seminars and Skill Up, an online platform for career-related skill development. USC Online also supports the USC Career Launchpad, an online job readiness program, created specifically for USC students who are preparing to transition to the workplace.


The USC Bovard Scholars Program is designed to help high-achieving, low-income rising seniors in high school gain admission to and succeed at the nation’s top universities. USC Bovard Scholars also offers the Pre-Med Academy, a fully online, no-cost medical school prep program for exceptional pre-med students, who have financial need and lack the resources needed to succeed in the highly competitive medical school application process.


With USC Summer Programs, outstanding high school students balance academic and campus life, have access to USC faculty who are leaders in their fields, and explore growing academic passions at the university level while earning college credit. Pre-College Online Exploration courses offer high school students the ability to explore their academic interests and engage with USC virtually while balancing a rigorous high school curriculum.


The USC International Academy supports extraordinarily talented students from across the globe in pursuing their educational goals in the US via its pre-master’s program, whereby students gain conditional admission to one of more than 100 graduate programs at USC. The American Language Institute (ALI) provides professional development training to USC international teaching assistants as well as for-credit ESL courses to enrolled international students.

USC Bovard College is committed to fostering an inclusive community of students, faculty and staff. See our 5-year diversity and inclusion plan.