University of Southern California

Diversity @ Marshall

At USC Marshall, we believe that successful solutions to business problems depend on having access to the widest range of ideas, opinions and experiences. By cultivating a diverse pool of Ph.D. students, we are helping redefine the academic business community of the 21st century.

The Ph.D. Project. Since 1994, the PhD Project has more than tripled the number of minority business school professors, who inspire a new generation of business professionals. Participation is available to anyone of African-American, Hispanic American and Native American descent interested in business doctoral studies. USC Marshall currently has one Ph.D. Project scholar, Alicia Yancy, and actively recruits at the annual Ph.D. Project conference. Learn more and apply to the conference: http://www.phdproject.org/

McNair Research Conferences. The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. USC Marshall currently has one former McNair Scholar and actively recruits at McNair Scholar conferences throughout the U.S. (See upcoming events on our Recruiting Events page.) Learn more about the McNair Scholars Program: http://mcnairscholars.com/

California Forums for Diversity in Graduate Education. The California Forums for Diversity in Graduate Education, planned by a consortium of public and private colleges and universities from throughout California, have been designed particularly to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates and master's candidates who belong to groups that are currently underrepresented in doctoral-level programs. The groups include low-income and first-generation college students and especially African Americans, American Indians, Chicanos/Latinos, Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, Asian American women, and Asian American men in the arts, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences. USC Marshall actively recruits at the Forums. Learn more: http://www.ucop.edu/forum-for-diversity/recruiters/