This is your time — to invest in yourself, to build skills that are uniquely your own, and to develop the confidence that comes with mastery and knowledge. We hope you will join our vibrant community of distinguished scholars and professionals, all of whom are deeply invested in your academic and professional success.

Together, we will inquire, innovate and lead at the global crossroads of media, technology and culture. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

Willow Bay
Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication

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your journey

Graduate Preview

Listen to recordings from the academic and informational sessions held during the annual Graduate Preview for admitted master’s degree students.

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LEARN
at the center of media, technology and culture

USC Annenberg will prepare you to thrive in industries that are undergoing constant transformation. We are located in the heart of Los Angeles, where technology, entertainment, arts and culture are experiencing vibrant growth. With this dynamic city as a laboratory for scholarship and practice, you will engage with leaders, ideas, and technology from each of our disciplines.

100+
museums, including the Broad Center and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.
500+
tech-based companies such as Snap Inc., TikTok, Spotify, Netflix, and more.
1 in 6
L.A. residents work in a creative industry.

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Forge new
PATHS

At USC Annenberg, we teach you to defy boundaries by translating your innovative ideas into action. From day one, you will be working in real newsroom environments, conducting your own research projects, and devising solutions to the greatest challenges the industries of communication, journalism, public diplomacy, and public relations and advertising face today.

Picture-perfect branding

In an essay for the USC Center for Public Relations’ Relevance Report, Melvin Dilanchian ’21 examines how legacy brands have adapted to changing audience consumption habits throughout the pandemic.

Public diplomacy on the home front

Sumaya Hussaini studies the U.S. withdrawal from her home country of Afghanistan through an academic and personal lens.

Telling real L.A. stories

Frank Rojas ’21 explores podcasting, blogging and broadcast journalism as he covers L.A.’s Latinx community.

Bigger-picture thinking

Lifestyle influencer Meghan Wainwright ’21 fuses tech and creativity into a unified career path.

 

 

 

 

2,196
jobs and internships posted on Annenberg Career Link in 2020–21.

 

100+
career development events each year, including series such as Lunch with a Leader and Career Treks to meet industry executives.

ADVANCE
your opportunities for success

USC Annenberg’s student support is unparalleled. Our academic advisers, who offer one-on-one guidance, are dedicated to encouraging your academic, professional and personal growth, and mentoring and peer-support groups are available as well. In a competitive job market, our career development team provides exclusive opportunities to connect with potential employers. Our career-focused study abroad programs allow you to immerse yourself in new cultures and diverse perspectives. View all USC Annenberg events.

3,195
jobs and internships posted on Annenberg Career Link in 2019–20.

100+
career development events each year, including series such as Lunch with a Leader and Career Treks to meet industry executives.
240 faculty
Our faculty cultivate a rigorous academic environment that positions you at the forefront of best practice, thought leadership and emerging research.
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1,300+ graduate students
Study and work in the company of enterprising students, who reflect the broad diversity of the world you are preparing to transform.
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20k+ alumni
With countless opportunities to tap into and give back to our alumni network, your membership in the USC Annenberg Trojan Family is worldwide and lifelong.
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ENGAGE
with our community

The Trojan Family is known for its lifelong and worldwide connections and networking opportunities. Our faculty, students, staff and alumni make up a community of today’s best thinkers and tomorrow’s leaders, and are deeply invested in ensuring your USC Annenberg experience is the best it can be.

240 faculty
Our faculty cultivate a rigorous academic environment that positions you at the forefront of best practice, thought leadership and emerging research.
Meet the faculty >

1,300+ graduate students
Study and work in the company of enterprising students, who reflect the broad diversity of the world you are preparing to transform.
Meet our students >

20k+ alumni
With countless opportunities to tap into and give back to our alumni network, your membership in the USC Annenberg Trojan Family is worldwide and lifelong.
Meet our alumni >

See our school

Explore USC Annenberg’s world-class facilities with 360-degree views of spaces throughout our two buildings, including our state-of-the-art media center and Digital Lounge. Learn more about how to navigate our virtual tour.

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CREATE
your student experience

As a USC Annenberg student, you can customize your experience to your needs and goals. Expand your academic purview with hands-on research and practice opportunities, or gain experience and network through student organizations.

Research Centers >

Annenberg Media >

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PREPARE
to attend

Financial aid

All U.S. citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit the USC Enrollment and Housing Form at the earliest opportunity. For more information and to access the forms, visit USC Financial Aid.

Housing and parking

USC Housing offers graduate student facilities near the University Park Campus (UPC). One unique apartment living option is Annenberg House which is located just north of UPC. Review all housing options and apply online at USC Housing.

On-campus parking requires a permit. Cost varies by structure location and permit type. For more information, visit USC Transportation Services.

Orientation and Registration

After you confirm your enrollment to USC Annenberg, our advising team will reach out by May 6 to guide you through registration and orientation. Update your email with USC Graduate Admission to ensure that you receive all pertinent information from the University and USC Annenberg.

Contact Annenberg Admissions

Our Annenberg Admissions officers are available
Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. PT.
Email us at ascadm@usc.edu.

 

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START YOUR JOURNEY

To accept or decline your offer of admission, submit the online USC Statement of Intent form. Submit within two weeks of the date on your acceptance letter.

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