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Admission Criteria

To apply to our Master of Science programs, you must:

If your bachelor’s degree was earned in a non-English speaking country and you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you need to submit scores from an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Please note that even if you are from an English-speaking country, you may still need to submit scores. We require that you have verification of the following scores within two years of your intended enrollment:

    • An Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) score of 100 with no less than 20 on each sub-score; or
    • An IELTS of 7 with no less than 6 on each band score.

If your native language is English and/or you have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university, you are exempt from this examination. If you have questions about departmental requirements for the TOEFL, please contact regsci@usc.edu

*The Admissions Committee will consider all application materials and relies on a wide range of indicators from your application to determine fit and aptitude for success in the program. If you have any questions about your specific situation, please feel free to contact us.

Application Deadlines

Important Dates:

  • Application opens: July 22, 2022
  • Classes begin: January 07, 2023
  • Orientation:  TBA

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 – September 1, 2022
  • Round 2 – October 1, 2022 (International Student Deadline)
  • Round 3 – November 1, 2022 (Domestic Student Deadline)

Important Dates:

  • Application opens: July 29, 2022
  • Classes begin: May 13, 2023
  • Orientation:  TBA

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 – February 1, 2023

Important Dates:

  • Application opens: July 29, 2022
  • Classes begin: August 19, 2023
  • Orientation:  TBA

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 – February 1, 2023
  • Round 2 – April 1, 2023 (International Student Deadline)
  • Round 3 – June 1, 2023 (Domestic Student Deadline)

Application Procedure

You may apply online through the USC Graduate Admissions website. You will find our programs under the “USC School of Pharmacy.” Please arrange to have transcripts and test scores sent to USC in time to meet your application deadline.

STEP 1: Complete Online Application

Please follow the instructions below to submit your application and reduce possible delays in reviewing your application.

  1. Select “Create Account” through the USC Graduate Admissions website.

  2. Under “Add Program” tab, select the following information:
    • School: USC School of Pharmacy
    • Program Level: Doctoral, Master, OR Graduate Certificate
    • Department: Regulatory and Quality Sciences
    • Term: Select which semester you are applying for
  • Delivery: Onsite/Distance – Applicants within 50 miles of the Health Sciences Campus are considered Onsite. If applicants live more than 50 miles from HSC, they are Distance.
  1. Go to the “My Application” tab to fill out the Personal Information, Academic History, Supporting Information (optional), and Program Materials quadrants
  2. Submit Program Materials:
    • Your personal statement that addresses your interest in the degree and possible areas for your doctoral research should be uploaded in the “Documents” section under “Program Materials”
  • Your resume should be uploaded in the “Documents” section under “Supporting Information”
  1. Pay application fee (mandatory):
    • Pay your application fee of $90. Please direct your inquiry to ASK USC.

 

STEP 2: SUBMIT ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

  1. Submit Official Transcripts:
    • Submit official transcripts from all colleges you have attended, sent to the USC Office of Admission, as directed in the online application process, to the following address:

University of Southern California

Office of Admission and Financial Aid

3601 South Flower Street, Room 112

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0911

 

  1. Submit GRE scores
    • Have your scores sent to the USC Office of Admissions (code #4852). No department code is required.
    • GRE scores are no longer required though are highly recommended for applicants that have below a 3.0 GPA and no industry experience.
    • If you are required to submit TOEFL scores (please see above for details), have your scores sent to the USC Office of Admissions (code #4852).

 

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

Contact Us

Thank you very much for your interest in our program. Desirae Hernandez, Program Manager of Admissions and Professional Development, would be delighted to answer any questions you may have, schedule a visit, or arrange contacts with faculty members or students to further explore your interest in our program.