USC Rossier Online offers students four start dates per year (January, March, May, and September). Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and we are happy to help you complete the application process in time to be considered for your preferred start date. If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at 888.628.1872.
|Application Deadlines for September 2013 Cohort|
|Early Decision Deadline*||Monday, June 24, 2013|
|Early Application Deadline**||Wednesday, July 11, 2013|
|Application Deadline||Monday, July 22, 2013|
*If you fully complete your application prior to the Early Decision Deadline, you will receive an early admissions decision by July 15 and receive a reduced application fee of $45. Please contact an Admissions Counselor for details.
**If you apply prior to the Early Application Deadline, you will receive a reduced application fee of $45.
Admissions to USC Rossier programs are competitive and selective. The Admissions Committee seeks students whose academic background, professional goals, personal commitment, and communication skills meet the demands of our rigorous programs.
All applicants must have a bachelors’ degree from an accredited institution. Prior coursework in education is not required. Applicants whose prior study was outside the United States must have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. For specific requirements by country, refer to the country-by-country listing of grade and/or degree requirements.
Applicants whose native language is not English, and who do not have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university, will be required to submit a valid score from the TOEFL Internet-based Test (TOEFL IbT).
You will be asked to enter your past employers and upload your most current resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
The application requires you to complete three essays. These essays allow the Admissions Committee to gain a deeper understanding of your past experiences and passions for the future. In addition, the essays allow you to demonstrate the written communication skills that are critical for success in the program.
A minimum of two letters of recommendation is required for the MAT, and three are required for the ME. Letters should come from supervisors and colleagues who can comment on the value you have added to your workplaces, or former instructors who can describe your ability to perform well in graduate-level courses.
The Admissions Committee may require an oral interview with a candidate in order to assess English communication skills. The program content is delivered in English, so it’s critical to have the capacity to understand course materials and collaborate with classmates and faculty. Oral interviews may be arranged in person, via telephone, or through video-conference.
The USC application fee is $85.
Sealed official academic transcripts must be sent directly from all postsecondary institutions you attended, including any community college coursework. Students with credentials from non-US institutions must also provide English language translations of all credentials. Credential evaluations from external agencies are not accepted.
To learn more about USC Rossier Online programs, please click here or call +1 240-487-3990 to speak with an Admissions Counselor.