Application Guidelines, Dates and Deadlines

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

Sort by Program Sort by Deadline

Program Deadline Info
Digital Social Media (M.S.) March 31, 2019 Application Guidelines
Public Diplomacy (M.P.D.) March 31, 2019 Application Guidelines
Journalism (M.S.) March 31, 2019 Application Guidelines
Specialized Journalism (M.A.) March 31, 2019 Application Guidelines
Specialized Journalism (The Arts) (M.A.) March 31, 2019 Application Guidelines
Strategic Public Relations (M.A.) March 31, 2019 Application Guidelines
Communication Management (M.C.G.) April 15, 2019 Application Guidelines
Global Communication (M.A.) /
Global Media (M.Sc.)
Open Application Guidelines
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.