Graduate Applicants

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Through our 10 graduate degree programs in communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations, we will prepare you to be a highly skilled professional at the forefront of the evolving communications and media landscape.

Our faculty — leading scholars and industry experts — draw on their deep knowledge and experience to equip you with the research methods, tactical skills and entrepreneurial spirit needed to reinvent and drive our fields forward.

With USC Annenberg’s location in the dynamic city of Los Angeles, you will also be ideally positioned to tap into our local, national and global networks and the connections we make for, and share with you. You will advance your academic and career trajectories through our community of high-achieving students, distinguished faculty, mentors, advisors, and accomplished alumni.

How to apply for admission

Application guidelines, dates and deadlines

Application deadlines for 2022 admission have passed. Application guidelines for 2023 admission to the PhD in Communication will be available on July 1, 2022, and master’s degree application guidelines will be available on August 1, 2022.

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Program Deadline
Communication (PhD) Closed
Communication Data Science (MS) Closed
Communication Management (MCG) Closed
Digital Social Media (MS) Closed
Global Communication (MA) /
Global Media (MSc)
Journalism (MS) Closed
Specialized Journalism (MA) Closed
Specialized Journalism (The Arts) (MA) Closed
Public Diplomacy (MPD) Closed
Public Relations and Advertising (MA) Closed