Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Checklists, dates and deadlines, and other information on applying to USC as a first-year or transfer student can be found on the Undergraduate Admission website.

Progressive and Dual Degree Admission Requirements

Information on progressive and dual degree admission requirements can be found here.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Graduate program applicants should satisfy all requirements for admission to the Graduate School. Applicants not meeting Graduate School requirements for regular standing may, with approval of the Graduate School, be conditionally admitted to select programs.

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Additional requirements by program

Master of Science in Applied Biostatistics & Epidemiology

The department encourages applicants with undergraduate degrees in allied health, pharmacology, public health, medicine, biological and clinical sciences or other related fields. Undergraduate preparation should have included applied statistics, college algebra, an introductory course in calculus and basic computer programming. 

Master of Science in Biostatistics

Prospective biostatistics students should have undergraduate degrees in mathematics, statistics, computer science or related fields. Undergraduate preparation should have included differential and integral calculus, introduction to mathematical statistics and basic computer programming. 

Master of Science in Molecular Epidemiology

Prospective epidemiology students may have clinical backgrounds in psychology, public health, allied health or biological sciences. Undergraduate preparation should have included applied statistics, college algebra, an introductory course in calculus, and basic computer programming.

Master of Science in Public Health Data Science

Prospective public health data science students should have undergraduate degrees in a quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related discipline. Undergraduate preparation should have included calculus, statistics, and basic computer programming.

Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics

Undergraduate preparation should have included applied statistics, college algebra, an introductory course in calculus, and basic computer programming.​

Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology

Prospective students should have strong quantitative skills and undergraduate preparation in applied statistics, and basic computer programming.​ Applicants should also have a background in psychology, public health, medicine, allied health or biological sciences.​