Please follow the steps below to submit your application. We are available to guide you through our streamlined admission process.

Application Eligibility Requirements

We encourage students from all backgrounds to apply:

How To Apply

Online Application

Submit your application using the USC Graduate Online Application System. Any technical questions should be directed to ASK USC.

  1. Select “Create Account”

  2. Under “Add Program” tab, select the following information:
    • School: USC School of Pharmacy
    • Program Level: Master OR Graduate Certificate
    • Department: Healthcare Decision Analysis
    • Term: Select which semester you are applying for
    • Delivery: On-Campus
  3. Go to the “My Application” tab to fill out the Personal Information, Academic History, Supporting Information (optional), and Program Materials quadrants

  4. Statement of Purpose
    • Upload a two-page statement of purpose; single-spaced, 12-point font, one-inch margins
    • In your SOP, please be sure to address why you are interested in Healthcare, and why specifically Healthcare Decision Analysis at the USC School of Pharmacy
  5. Letters of Recommendation
    • At least two letters of recommendation must accompany your application
    • Recommenders must submit their letters through the USC Online Application System
    • The recommender will receive notification from USC so that they can submit their letter of recommendation
    • You are responsible for ensuring that your recommenders upload an accompanying letter of recommendation to the system
  6. Resume/curriculum vitae (optional)

  7. $90 application fee (mandatory)
    • The HCDA program does not administer the online application system and cannot comment on and/or waive the fee
    • Please direct your inquiry to ASK USC

Please contact us if you have questions regarding GRE scores or run into issues with the application process.

1. TOEFL or IELTS
  • If applicable, request that the testing agency send TOEFL or IELTS scores to USC
  • USC’s ETS Institution Code is 4852 or University of Southern California
      • A program code is not necessary
2. Transcripts
  • Please arrange to have electronic transcripts sent to Michelle Ton at tonm@usc.edu or mail physical transcripts to the following address:
USC Healthcare Decision Analysis Program ATTN:
Michelle Ton
635 Downey Way, Suite 312
 Los Angeles, CA 90089

IMPORTANT: Your application cannot be reviewed without official electronic test scores and official transcripts.