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Fall 2020 Applicants: Master's and Ph.D. applicants are not required to submit hard copies of transcripts at the time of application – only electronic copies are required. This is a Viterbi School exemption only.
To learn more about specific master’s degree programs and application requirements, visit our Master’s Programs section.
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The length of time it takes for an application to be reviewed varies by department and degree program. After your application package is complete, it is sent to a graduate committee for review.
Once a decision is made, an official decision letter will be sent to you.
If you have questions about application status, please contact Viterbi Graduate Admission.
Note: All required application materials must be received by the respective application deadline to guarantee review for the intended semester.
Visit our Newly Admitted Students section for answers to common questions asked by newly admitted students including those about: statement of intent, commitment deposit, and deferring admission to another semester. Additionally, if you are admitted, you will be given specific instructions on submitting your hard copy transcripts.
For questions on application requirements or additional assistance completing your application you may contact the Viterbi Graduate Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 213-740-7755. If you need technical support with your application, click on the Contact Us link in the lower left of the online graduate application.