Application Guidelines, Dates and Deadlines

Carefully review the Graduate Application Guidelines before initiating the online USC Graduate Admission Application.

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Program Deadline Info
Digital Social Media (M.S.) April 30, 2019 Application Guidelines
Strategic Public Relations (M.A.) May 15, 2019 Application Guidelines
Global Communication (M.A.) /
Global Media (M.Sc.)
Open Application Guidelines
Communication Management (M.C.G.) Closed Late applications are not accepted.
Public Diplomacy (M.P.D.) Closed Late applications are not accepted.
Journalism (M.S.) Closed Late applications are not accepted.
Specialized Journalism (M.A.) Closed Late applications are not accepted.
Specialized Journalism (The Arts) (M.A.) Closed Late applications are not accepted.
Communication (Ph.D.) Closed Late applications are not accepted.

Admissions Publications

View and download USC Annenberg viewbook and application guidelines.

Tuition Cost and Financial Aid

The estimated cost of attendance is provided at USC Financial Aid. Below is additional information about financial aid and scholarships.

Financial Aid 
U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents are eligible to apply for federal financial aid. Submit the FAFSA to initiate the process. 

Departmental Merit-based Scholarships and Awards 
All graduate applications completed by the application deadline are considered by our faculty admission committee for available scholarships and awards. If you are selected for an Annenberg departmental scholarship or award, you will be notified formally by USC Annenberg Admissions.