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Application Deadlines

DeadlineDate
SPRING 2023
September 15, 11:59 PM (23:59), Eastern Time
FALL 2023
December 15, 11:59 PM (23:59), Eastern Time*
On-campus students who apply by published deadlines will be considered for scholarships if admitted.
Online DEN@Viterbi applicants can view the Master's Scholarships (DEN@Viterbi) page for scholarship opportunities.

* An application deadline extension may be available on a case-by-case basis for applicants intending to pursue their degree in its entirety as an online DEN@Viterbi student. Please email den@viterbi.usc.edu for more details. 

Fall and Spring Applicants:  Master's 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.

Application Steps



Tips for Master's Applicants on Completing the Online Application




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Decision Notification
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.

Admitted
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.

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Questions?

For questions on application requirements or additional assistance completing your application you may contact the Viterbi Graduate Admission Office by completing the Contact Form. If you need technical support with your application, click on the Contact Us link in the lower left of the online graduate application.

Published on June 27th, 2017

Last updated on September 7th, 2022