Graduate Admission

Part Two

Send Supplemental Materials to Your Academic Department or Professional School

  • Most USC graduate programs require additional materials for admissions review in addition to transcripts and test scores. These supplemental materials may include elements such as a statement of purposes, recommendations, writing samples, a creative portfolio, etc.

    Supplemental materials are reviewed by the department only, not the central Office of Graduate Admissions. Please address any questions or concerns regarding these materials directly to your intended graduate department or professional school.

  • Please refer to the homepage of your intended graduate department to verify which supplemental materials are needed and how to submit them. In many cases, they can be submitted via the online application.

    If the supplemental materials need to mailed, the postal address will be given on the department website (please note that this is usually not the same address to which you send your transcripts).

  • Supplemental materials” also include applications for graduate scholarships, assistantships and fellowships. Many graduate programs have deadlines for assistantships and fellowships that are earlier than the application deadline. Make sure you meet these deadlines; contact your department or school for details.

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The University of Southern California admits students of any race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability or mental disability.