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
Communication (Ph.D.) December 1, 2018 Application Guidelines
Strategic Public Relations (M.A.) January 1, 2019 Application Guidelines
Communication Management (M.C.G.) January 1, 2019 Application Guidelines
Journalism (M.S.) January 5, 2019 Application Guidelines
Public Diplomacy (M.P.D.) January 15, 2019 Application Guidelines
Digital Social Media (M.S.) January 31, 2019 Application Guidelines
Specialized Journalism (M.A.) January 31, 2019 Application Guidelines
Specialized Journalism (The Arts) (M.A.) January 31, 2019 Application Guidelines
Global Communication (M.A.) /
Global Media (M.Sc.)
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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.