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MS in Marketing Admissions

MS in Marketing Admissions

Greetings from the MS in Marketing Program Office.

Thank you for your interest in pursuing your Master of Science in Marketing degree at the USC Marshall School of Business. We seek to admit a diverse cohort from many different backgrounds and experiences who are all passionate about the vital role marketing plays within the business setting. We look for ambitious students that advocate for the importance of marketing in business, are committed to becoming thought leaders in the field, and that have a growth mindset.

Our program offers a personalized curriculum, two academic tracks to choose from, exceptional career counseling, and exposure to real world industry. We applaud you for taking the next step in your educational journey and look forward to learning more about you via your application. If you have any questions about our admissions processes or the program, please do not hesitate to reach out at anytime at

Fight On!
The MS in Marketing Program Office

Dates and Deadlines

The Summer 2023 Application cycle is now open.


  • First Round: Oct. 15, 2022
  • Second Round: Nov. 15, 2022
  • Third Round: Dec. 15, 2022
  • Fourth Round: Jan. 20, 2023 (International Students Final Deadline)
  • Fifth Round: Rolling - Domestic students may submit after the final round but are strongly encouraged to submit earlier
    May 15, 2023


  • First Round: Oct. 1, 2022
  • Second Round: Nov. 1, 2022
  • Third Round: Dec. 1, 2022
  • Fourth Round: Jan. 10, 2023 (International students final deadline)


  • First Round: Dec. 5, 2022
  • Second Round: Jan. 5, 2023
  • Third Round: Feb. 5, 2023
  • Fourth Round: Mar. 10, 2023


Progressive MSMKT students complete 27-30 units and customize their degree by selecting either the Consumer Behavior or Marketing Analytics track. The Marketing Analytics track is a STEM designated program. The MSMKT PDP program is open to both business and non-business majors. The MS MKT program starts in the Summer term and follows a sequential order. Therefore, students interested in an MS MKT PDP must apply to start in summer term only.

Undergraduate business majors may qualify to have up to 9 units of MSMKT graduate electives count toward their undergraduate Marshall Upper Division Electives (MUDE) units.