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Progressive Degree Programs
USC Gould School of Law

The Progressive Degree Program (PDP) allows students to earn credits toward a master's degree while completing their bachelor’s degree at USC. This gives continuing undergraduate students another path to earning a master’s degree from USC. The PDP will enable USC undergraduates to benefit from the ability to take graduate-level classes during their junior or senior year and reduce the number of units required to earn a master’s degree.


PDP-Master of Studies in Law
(21 Units)

The Master of Studies in Law (MSL) teaches students fundamental U.S. law as well as various areas of legal specialization. This Program is designed for individuals who want to gain an understanding of legal and compliance issues that will impact their future careers as entrepreneurs, business owners, administrators, scientists, engineers, educators, advocates, activists and more. USC Gould’s Progressive Degree Program - Master of Studies in Law offers the option of earning a certificate in business law or compliance concurrent with the MSL.

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PDP-Master of International Trade Law and Economics
(24 or 32 )

The Master of International Trade Law and Economics degree provides an interdisciplinary, global perspective for students with an economic or other quantitative background who wish to develop knowledge and skills related to relevant laws, policies and business practices that shape international trade and economics.

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