USC Annenberg School
for Communication & Journalism

Tel: (213) 821-0770
Fax: (213) 740-1933
E-mail: ascadm@usc.edu
annenberg.usc.edu

Major Programs

Communication
Broadcast and Digital Journalism
Print and Digital Journalism
Public Relations

Application Guidelines

In addition to the Common Application, applicants to Journalism and Public Relations must include a Statement of Intent, explaining their reasons for pursuing an education and career in journalism or public relations. Statements should be no more than 250 words and entered in the USC Writing Supplement. Include in the USC Writing Supplement a 250-word Statement of Intent that explains your educational and career interests and why Annenberg is the best match for you. Applicants to all Annenberg majors (first choice or second choice) are required to submit the Statement of Intent.

Transfer applicants must submit a recommendation from a college/university instructor or your college academic advisor with the USC application (and a Statement of Intent, if applying to Journalism or Public Relations). Letters from high school teachers or counselors will not be accepted. Letters of recommendation can be submitted using the Instructor Evaluation form found in the Common Application.

Transfer applicants should have made progress in college coursework toward satisfying the USC General Education categories and other Core requirements. Please refer to the Transferring to USC booklet for details. For additional information, please refer to the Transfer Application Guidelines at annenberg.usc.edu.

Transfer applicants to Communication are encouraged to complete a college course in statistics.