The Master of Science in Innovation Economics, Law and Regulation degree provides graduates with the essential skills required to address the complexities of big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning innovations through the lens of antitrust, privacy, data security and intellectual property laws.
Master of Science in Innovation Economics, Law and Regulation students are required to complete 24* or 32 units of study. Students are required to enroll in 12 core units from Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and 12 core units from Gould School of Law, with an additional 8 units of electives chosen from a list of approved course offerings.
*Progressive Degree Program candidates with a GPA of 3.3 and above may qualify to have the 8 units of electives waived.
Degree Outcomes and Career Paths
Understand the overlap between law and microeconomics, particularly in the fields of antitrust and intellectual property law
Develop interdisciplinary skills in economics and the regulation of markets that include analytical and written skills
Economists and consultants gain training enabling them to better interface with lawyers
Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the economic and regulatory complexities of digital service industries and innovation-driven workplaces
Market and Competition Policy
Economic Development Manager
International Relations Officer
Foreign Affairs Specialist
Market Oversight Manager
Big data/machine learning/artificial intelligence
Intellectual property and antitrust law
Educational Plan Requirements
Master of Science in Innovation Economics, Law and Regulation (PDP/MIELR) - 24 Units* or 32 Units
12 core units of required courses from Dornsife
12 core units of required courses from Gould
8 units of electives from a list of Gould and Dornsife courses (*Students with a GPA of 3.3 and above may qualify to have the 8 units of electives waived, thus reducing the total units required for their degree to 24 units)
All USC undergraduate students admitted to our MIELR Progressive Degree Program will be considered automatically for merit scholarships. Those who are awarded a scholarship will be notified after their course plan has been reviewed by the MIELR Program staff and approved by USC's Degree Progress Office. Scholarship awards are merit-based and range from $2,500 to $10,000.
Scholarships are only applied to a MIELR/PDP student's account in the semester or semesters when he or she is enrolled in graduate classes only. Scholarship awards are not applied in semesters in which the student is enrolled in a mix of undergraduate and graduate classes.
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