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The University of Southern California is a nationally recognized college in Los Angeles. USCNow offers online graduate degrees and professional certificates across a variety of fields including education, communications and public policy.


When the University of Southern California opened its doors to 53 students in 1880, Los Angeles lacked paved streets and electric lights. Today, USC is a highly regarded private research institution enrolling more international students than any other U.S. university and operating an integrated academic medical center that serves more than a million patients each year.


USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


USC’s online programs are offered at the graduate level. Students can pursue degrees in more than 50 programs to advance their careers or start a new one. The university awards online degrees in the following areas: letters, arts and sciences; communication and journalism; education; engineering; gerontology; medicine; pharmacy; social work; and public policy. The school’s website has complete information.


To qualify for graduate programs, applicants must:

  • Have received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have earned satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Demonstrate intellectual promise, especially through an evaluation of grade point averages that indicates an ability to do acceptable graduate work
  • Possess strong personal qualifications, including good moral character

Additional details and information for international students are available at USCNow Admissions.

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All USCNow students have access to academic advisement, career support services, library digital services and technical support.

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