Begin by exploring USC’s graduate academic opportunities on our Graduate Programs page.

USC offers over 400 highly regarded post-baccalaureate programs, with more added every year. We now offer over 80 outstanding graduate programs online, thus allowing graduate students greater convenience and flexibility while benefiting from USC’s reputation for excellence. Many of USC’s graduate programs can be pursued via part-time enrollment. Contact representatives the school or program you are interested in to get more detailed information.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Deadlines for USC graduate programs are set by individual academic departments and schools and vary by program. Application deadlines will be listed in the Add Program section of each application. Deadlines may also be subject to change. Refer to the homepage of your intended graduate program or contact them for more information.

The application server is set to Eastern Time. Please make sure to submit your application by 12:00 midnight Eastern Time (9:00 PM Pacific Time) the day of your deadline.

Application Fees and Waivers

Graduate Programs

U.S. military veterans or current service members can apply for a fee waiver for their application(s). Acceptable documentation in order to receive a waiver include:

  1.  A copy of your active duty orders if you are currently serving.
  2. A copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty if you are a veteran.

*Graduate level application fee waivers are not available to military dependents unless the program specifically mentions it.

Read graduate application fee waiver information.

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