Leadership in Online Learning

The University of Southern California’s global online graduate programs expand educational access, while maintaining our all-important standards of academic rigor, integrity and quality. Online students benefit from the same renowned degree programs and demanding intellectual standards that establish USC as a premier private research university. USC currently offers 88 programs online to more than 7,300 graduate and executive education students, and these offerings are growing all the time.

Each USC online learning program is developed to meet the specific educational requirements of the academic discipline, the high standards of the university and society’s need for advanced professionals. While all of our online courses offer convenience and flexibility, courses also integrate virtual discussions with faculty and fellow classmates in real time.



USC President C. L. Max Nikias

USC has been connecting remote learners with the university’s dynamic curriculum and stellar faculty since 1972—before the World Wide Web even existed. Today USC still leads in the use of digital and immersive media technologies to enable the brightest students to access the highest level of graduate instruction, no matter where they are.

Thought leadership by USC President C. L. Max Nikias, “Online Education Revolution, Hype and Reality” addressed to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.