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Requirements & Resources

Program Requirements

All USC Ph.D. students admitted to the Diploma in Innovation program must register in GRSC 791a: Directed Study leading to the Diploma in Innovation. Registration in these courses is free for USC Ph.D. students. At the end of GRSC 791a the team will present their work to a faculty committee, which will determine if the project qualifies the USC Ph.D. student(s) to receive the USC Diploma in Innovation. Although the requirements overlap closely, receipt of the Diploma in Innovation is separate from the awarding of an innovation site grant and is awarded to those who have made satisfactory progress on their projects.

Innovation Resources

Throughout the program team members will participate in a series of seminars focused on various topics related to innovation.

There are many academic and institutional resources at USC that are dedicated to the pursuit of innovative scholarship. Team members may wish to seek the support and advice of one or more USC centers and organizations devoted to furthering innovation, some of which are listed on the Innovation @ USC page.

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    USC Diploma in Innovation
    Grace Ford Salvatori Hall (GFS) 304
    3601 Watt Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-1695

    Office hours: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm