Application Guidelines, Dates and Deadlines

Carefully review the Graduate Application Guidelines for 2020 admission before initiating the online USC Graduate Application.

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Program Deadline Info
Communication Management (MCG) April 15, 2020 Application guidelines
Global Communication (MA) /
Global Media (MSc)
Open Application guidelines
Communication (PhD) Closed 2021 Application guidelines will be available by July 1, 2020.
Communication Data Science (MS) Closed 2021 Application guidelines will be available by August 1, 2020.
Digital Social Media (MS) Closed 2021 Application guidelines will be available by August 1, 2020.
Journalism (MS) Closed 2021 Application guidelines will be available by August 1, 2020.
Public Diplomacy (MPD) Closed 2021 Application guidelines will be available by August 1, 2020.
Specialized Journalism (MA) Closed 2021 Application guidelines will be available by August 1, 2020.
Specialized Journalism (The Arts) (MA) Closed 2021 Application guidelines will be available by August 1, 2020.
Strategic Public Relations (MA) Closed 2021 Application guidelines will be available by August 1, 2020.

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.