University of Southern California

Application Process

Applications to the program are submitted online through the USC Marshall School of Business Admissions web site at https://www.marshall.usc.edu/admissions/applyonline. International applicants should also consult the instructions for international students published in the USC Graduate Admissions Application Booklet.

A completed application includes the following items:

  • Submitted online application form
  • Resume
  • Responses to essay questions (included with the online application process).
  • Two letters of recommendation (included with the online application process.)
    • Letters of recommendation should be processed through the electronic "Recommendations" section of the online application system.
  • A nonrefundable application fee (waived for current USC students, USC staff, and USC alumni).
  • One official transcript from the registrar of each college or university attended except for USC.

Transcripts

You may use the forms provided with the online application to request that your undergraduate (bachelor's degree) transcripts be sent directly to the mailing address below:

University of Southern California
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
GRADUATE
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915

We encourage applicants to upload unofficial transcripts to the online application. However, while the Admissions Committee can review an application with unofficial transcripts, a final decision cannot be rendered until official transcripts have been received and evaluated.

Students with advanced degrees should have official transcripts of graduate coursework sent to the mailing address above.

International students: Your undergraduate institution must include an explanation of the grading system and information about how the transcript should be assessed. Transcripts in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation by a certified third-party translation service.

It is recommended that you submit your academic records after you have submitted your online application and have received your USC ID number. Including your USC ID number with your mailed documents will expedite their processing.

Mailing Addresses

Applications are submitted online. If you need to send additional materials by postal mail, please use the following address:

University of Southern California
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
GRADUATE
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915

If you use a courier service, such as DHL or FedEx, use this address instead:

University of Southern California
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
3601 South Flower Street, Tyler 1
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0911