The Keck School of Medicine attracts high-achieving Master’s of Science degree applicants from throughout the United States and from more than 100 countries worldwide.

How to Apply

Below is an overview of the steps to be completed on the USC Graduate Online Application site. Because we receive a high volume of applications, you should submit your application well advance of your program’s deadline. Application deadlines vary per department. To view deadlines, please view our list of programs here.

Applications to the Master’s program should be submitted through the USC Graduate Online Application web site. Some departments may require additional application materials.

Read the application instructions carefully, and double-check your answers. You cannot revise any of the information once the application has been submitted.

List all colleges, universities, and post-secondary institutions you have attended in the “Academic Background” section of the application.

The application fee for Keck School of Medicine graduate programs is $85. The fee is paid online via credit card when you submit your application. The application fee is non-refundable.

You will receive a confirmation email containing your 10-digit USC ID number within 2-3 business days after submitting your application. Please do not mail transcripts or other hard-copy materials until after you have submitted your online application and received your 10-digit USC ID number.

Official transcripts are required from all colleges, universities and post-secondary institutions you have previously attended. Scanned copies will not be accepted. To obtain your transcripts, you will need to contact the registrar’s office of each university you have attended. See the Graduate Admissions office website for full details. USC alumni or current USC students do not need to submit USC transcripts.

IMPORTANT: Some USC graduate departments prefer that transcripts be sent directly to them, rather than to the central Office of Graduate Admission. To verify your department’s policy, please review the homepage of your intended graduate program.

Most USC graduate programs require either GRE or GMAT scores. For more information on test requirements, please refer to the homepage of your intended graduate department.

Most international applicants are also required to submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores.

USC’s ETS school code is 4852. Applicants taking the GRE or TOEFL should use this code to ensure that USC receives your official test results. No department code is required.

If you are sending GMAT or IELTS scores, please select “University of Southern California” from the list of schools available for official score submission.

Only scores received directly from the testing service are considered official. USC does not accept self-reported test scores.

Most USC graduate programs require additional materials for admission review in addition to transcripts and test scores. These supplemental materials may include elements such as a statement of purpose, recommendations, writing samples, etc. Please contact your intended graduate program directly with any questions regarding supplemental materials.