Graduate Admission

Dates & Deadlines

December 1, 2015*

Priority Deadline for Ph.D. Applicants
Apply by this date for the Fall 2016 semester to receive priority consideration for fellowship funding.

* Please refer to the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, the Viterbi School of Engineering, and the School of Cinematic Arts websites for school specific PhD programs deadline information.

Please note: All deadlines for USC graduate programs are set by individual academic departments, not the Office of Admission. Deadlines vary from program to program and are subject to change. Please refer to the homepage of your intended graduate department or contact them directly for this information.

Unless your intended graduate department explicitly states otherwise, the deadline only refers to the date by which the application must be received, not the supporting materials.

As long as you submit the application by the deadline it will be considered on-time. It is understood that some supporting materials will arrive later and this will not be a problem as long as they arrive within a reasonable period of time.