Admissions Overview

USC Rossier graduate programs start multiple times throughout the year. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, and we are happy to help you throughout the application process so that you can be considered for your preferred start date.

The USC Rossier School of Education maintains the same high admissions criteria for our online programs as for our on-campus programs. We seek candidates whose academic background, professional goals, personal commitment and communication skills meet the demands of a rigorous graduate education program.

Deadlines and Admissions Requirements

Please select your program of interest for specific deadlines and admissions requirements:

International Applicants

If your prior study was completed outside of the United States, you must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree to be eligible for admission.

If your native language is not English and you do not have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university, you will be required to submit a valid score from the TOEFL iBT® (Internet-based test).

The Admissions Committee also may require that you complete a live interview to assess your English communication skills. Because the program content is delivered in English, it is critical to have the ability to understand course materials and collaborate with classmates and faculty. Live interviews may take place in person, by telephone or through Web-based video conferencing.