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University of Southern California

School of Journalism

Los Angeles , CA

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University of Southern California


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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Strategic public relations
Master of Science (MS) Journalism
Master of Arts (MA) Specialized journalism Specialized journalism
Master of Arts (MA) Specialized journalism Specialized journalism (the arts)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 102

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Professional projects



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Resume, writing samples, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, portfolio of professional work (specialized journalism only)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 114
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 8

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
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 30.56%
Black or African American 29.63%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 17.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7.41%
Unknown 2.78%


Male (37%)
Female (62%)


Focus of faculty research: Image of the journalist in popular culture, diversity and the media, media and religion, immigration and demographic change, war and terrorism
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Gordon Stables
Clinical Professor of Communication and Journalism and Director
Phone: 213-740-3914
Fax: 213-740-8624