How to Apply
All applicants must complete and submit the USC Online Application.
Applied Data Science and Spatial Data Science programs admit students for both fall and spring semesters. Cyber Security Engineering and Communication Data Science programs only admit students for the fall semester.
Application deadlines and instructions on how to apply can be found here.
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, sealed by the institution. Mail transcripts to:
USC Graduate Office of Admission
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915.
If Sending via a private carrier such as UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc. Mail transcripts to:
University of Southern California Office of Admission & Financial Aid
3601 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915
Satisfactory scores less than five years old. Official scores must be reported from ETS directly to USC using ETS school code 4852. A department code is not required.
Letters of Recommendation (Optional): Letters of recommendation should be from faculty or others (supervisors, professional colleagues, etc.) qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study.
Statement of Purpose (Optional): The statement of purpose should describe succinctly your reasons for applying to the proposed program at the Viterbi School of Engineering, your preparation for this field of study, study interests, future career plans, and other aspects of your background and interests which may aid the admissions committee in evaluating your aptitude and motivation for graduate study.