The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world’s leading private research universities. Established in 1880, it’s also one of the oldest. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal arts and sciences with professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. Graduate students at USC are key members of the university’s community of scholars, contributing diverse viewpoints and fresh insights that are poised to make their mark on the theories, systems, inventions, public policy and creative work of the 21st century.
Memberships and Special Designations
USC is a founding member of the UNIGIS International Association.
The USC Spatial Sciences Institute is recognized as an Esri Development Center.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has designated the USC Spatial Sciences Institute as a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences.
The United States Geological Survey has designated the USC Spatial Sciences Institute as a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences.
The USC Spatial Sciences Institute is a member of the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, which has accredited the USC Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence.