Important Dates & Upcoming Events

Online Information Session: October 21, 2021
Final Application Deadline:November 23, 2021
The next start date:January 3, 2021

Completing your Application

  1. Begin the Online Application
    Create a username and password to log in to the online application portal. You may complete the application at your own pace and in any order.
  2. Add your Résumé
    Upload your current résumé or curriculum vitae.
  3. Add your Writing Sample
    Upload a representative sample of your professional or academic writing abilities. You must upload one sample, but may submit up to three writing samples to the portal.
  4. Request Two Letters of Recommendation
    Apply your recommender’s name and email address to the Evaluations tab of the application. Your recommenders will receive an email invitation to submit their recommendation online. You do not need to wait for your recommenders to complete their evaluations in order to submit your application. Your application will automatically update once letters are received.
    Two professional letters of recommendation are required but you may submit three. Academic letters are acceptable for applicants with limited professional experience. Select your recommenders based on their ability to give in-depth insights about the quality of your work. Recommenders should not be peers or subordinates.
  5. Write a Statement of Purpose
    Write an essay explaining why you are pursuing your master’s degree. Keep your essay simple and concise. Write one to two pages addressing the following questions:
    – Why are you pursuing the Master of Science in Digital Media Management degree?
    – Tell us how your professional experience will contribute to the program and how a master’s degree will help you in your career.
    – Why is the program at USC Annenberg a good fit for you?
  6. Request your Official Transcripts from All Previously Attended Postsecondary Institutions (Undergraduate and Graduate)
    Electronic or hard copy transcripts are accepted.

    Electronic
    : Please have electronic transcripts sent to both your email address and etrans@usc.edu. Once you have received the transcripts, upload them to the Academic History section of the application for admissions review purposes.

    Hard copy
    : Please scan and upload your official transcripts directly to the Academic History section of the application portal. Opened, scanned and uploaded transcripts are acceptable for admissions review purposes. Once admitted, you will need to submit electronic transcripts or sealed, official transcripts from your degree-conferring institution to USC.
  7. Submit your Online Application

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For any admissions-related questions or application assistance, please reach out to your admissions advisor or call 855-8-USCDMM.

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

Online Information Session: October 21, 2021
Final Application Deadline:November 23, 2021
The next start date:January 3, 2022