Applications are accepted for fall, spring, and summer semesters. For fullest consideration, it’s best to apply by July 1 for fall semester, by December 1 for spring semester, and by April 1 for summer semester. Admission to the Master of Liberal Studies Program is on a rolling basis.
In order to make the application process as easy and convenient as possible, USC Graduate Admissions offers a web-based application. Timely submission of required supporting documents is recommended to ensure that your application is reviewed more quickly.
Once you have created your account, you will receive a USC PIN and password enabling you to return to work on your application over several sessions. Only after you submit your application will it be available for review by our Admissions Committee.
Please note that while the GRE is not required, the University requires a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale in which A=4.0). If you have under a 3.0, you will need to submit a GRE score of a minimum GRE verbal score of 153 and quantitative score of 144. (Exams taken before November 2011 fall under a different scoring system, and the minimum combined verbal and quantitative score for those exams is 1000.)
In addition, please submit the following materials to USC Graduate Admission:
University of Southern California
USC Office of Graduate Admission
3601 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915