Global Communication (MA) / Global Media (MSc) Fall 2021
When may I submit my application?
The online USC Graduate Admission application will open on September 1, 2020 and the LSE application opens early in October. If you choose to apply after February 1, check the program availability on the LSE website: https://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Graduate/Available-programmes.
Am I required to submit applications to both schools?
You must submit the online admission application to LSE and USC.
First, complete the online LSE application at: http://www.lse.ac.uk/GraduateApplyOnline and pay the LSE application fee. See the LSE website for details, or contact the LSE Student Recruitment Office for details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7955 6613. You must submit all required supporting materials (résumé, statement of purpose, etc.) to complete this application.
Second, complete the online USC Graduate Admission Application at https://usc.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login. The USC application fee is waived if you select the fee waiver option. You are not required to upload your résumé, writing samples or reference materials to the USC application. However, you must request to have your English proficiency test scores reported to USC if required. Also, official transcripts (original language and English translations) from all universities attended must be submitted to the USC Office of Graduate Admission.
Is there a certain GPA required for admission to this degree program?
Although no GPA guarantees admission, a minimum 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative GPA from your undergraduate institution, or the international equivalent, is required for this degree program.
What admission test scores are required?
Only IELTS or TOEFL scores are required from some international student applicants (depending upon where the bachelor’s degree was earned). The GRE is not required by LSE or USC for admission to this degree.
Are there opportunities to learn more about the MA/MSc in Global Communication?
Refer to the LSE and USC Annenberg websites for details about campus visit programs, online information sessions and events that faculty and admissions officers will attend in your local area.
When are admission decisions released?
Admission decisions are released on a rolling basis from the London School of Economics on behalf of both USC and LSE. A separate decision letter is not issued from the University of Southern California.