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How to Apply for Ph.D

Ph.D Admissions

Fall Admission 

Step.# What to do
Additional Info.
Complete and submit the USC online graduate application (application fee required). Be sure to complete the electrical engineering supplemental questions at the end of the application.  

The following documents can be submitted directly through the online application system:
• Résumé
• Letters of recommendation
• Statement of purpose
Note: The Department of Electrical Engineering no longer accepts hard copies of letters, statements or resumes. Please plan to submit everything online.
Go to online form
*Dec. 15
Arrange to have the following sent to the USC Office of Admission as a hard copy:
• Official grade transcripts, and official translations if they are not in English.
• GRE scores (official scores must be sent through ETS to the University of Southern   California, ETS code 4852)
• TOEFL scores, if applicable
• International applicants: Proof of financial support
• Any additional documents that cannot be submitted online
Mailing address:

USC Office of Admission
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, California 90089-0915
*Dec. 15

*All application materials must be received by December 15 in order to be considered for Financial Awards and Assistantships.

Spring Admission
If you are interested in Ph.D admissions for the spring semester (January), please submit your application by September 1.

*Please Note: There are no Financial Awards or Assistantships available for the Spring admission cycle.

For further questions about the graduate application process, please visit Graduate and Professional Programs