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University of Southern California

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Los Angeles , CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

University of Southern California / Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is located in Los Angeles , CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Communication Management (MCM)
Master of Communication Management/Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service (MCM/MAJCS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Public Diplomacy (MPD)
Master of Arts/Master of Science (MA/M Sc)
Juris Doctor/Master of Communication Management (JD/MCM)
Master of Science (MS) Journalism, digital social media

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 445
Doctoral Degrees 19
Other Advanced Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (or GMAT for communication management program only)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,776
Applied
833
Accepted
403
Enrolled
47%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes
Spring deadline March 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (or GMAT for communication management program only)
Master's Degree Requirements Resume, writing samples, letters of recommendation, personal statement, portfolio of professional work samples (specialized journalism only)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume or curriculum vitae, scholarly writing, letters of recommendation, personal statement

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 114
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

849
Total Graduate Students
30%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.14%
Black or African American 11.31%
White or Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.35%
Two or more races 4%
Unknown 2.94%

Gender

Male (21%)
Female (78%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Communication theory, new media, arts and popular culture, globalization, gender studies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
8,715,801

Location & Contact

Address University of Southern California
Wallis Annenberg Hall 3630 Watt Way Suite 402
Los Angeles , CA  90089
United States
Contact Willow Bay
Dean
Email: ascdean@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-6180
Fax: 213-740-3772

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