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Our 22,000 graduate and professional students constitute over half of the entire student body—a testament to the value USC places on advanced degree programs.

We invite you to browse this website to learn more about our admission standards, procedures and deadlines. Information about academic programs, student services and financial aid is also available. International students will find an entire section devoted to their specific concerns.

Please note that USC no longer accepts paper applications. All USC graduate applications are submitted online. Click on the links provided on this page for an overview of the process or to access the online application system directly.

application part 1

Part I can be completed online and includes your application form, recommendations, statement of purpose, test scores and academic records.

application part 2

Submit supplemental materials, such as portfolios, directly to the school or department to which you are applying.

submit your documents

Provides a general overview of the entire application process and how to submit supplementary materials.

dates and deadlines

Don't miss out on important application and scholarship deadlines.

application status check

Check that the Office of Admission has received your application and supporting documents.