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Admissions Requirements

Each year's program starts in August

Begin Accepting Applications: August 15. Decisions on applications will not be rendered until late November or December.

Notification begins: December 1

Final Deadline: May 15

*All supplemental documents and official transcripts must be submitted by May 25. Incomplete application will not be considered.

Note: The Graduate Admissions office will waive the $155 application fee. Applicants MUST submit a copy of their military ID or 2214 in order to have the fee waived.

We encourage candidates to apply early, as the USC Marshall School of Business Master of Business for Veterans (MBV) is a competitive and selective program.

Program Requirements

The Admissions Committee assesses each candidate on a number of dimensions including prior academic performance and professional leadership experience. We seek students with the intellectual and interpersonal abilities to contribute to the classroom experience, to excel academically and who possess the leadership potential to succeed.

Eligibility for the Master of Business for Veterans requires:

  • Four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited school
  • A minimum of three years military service, with verifiable leadership or management experience on active or reserve forces duty.
  • Verifiable academic or work-related math skills.

Interviews are a requirement of the MBV application process for those candidates who meet the program requirements and will be conducted by invitation only after a completed application has been reviewed. USC Marshall School of Business conducts most interviews with candidates by telephone or online platform.

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