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Personal Statement: The personal statement should describe succinctly your reasons for applying to the proposed program at the Viterbi School of Engineering, your preparation for this field of study, study interests, future career plans, and other aspects of your background and interests which may aid the admissions committee in evaluating your aptitude and motivation for graduate study.
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These instructions apply only to applicants to the master's and Ph.D. programs of the Viterbi School of Engineering. Submit an electronic copy of official transcripts (.pdf recommended) and other degree related documents through the online graduate application (International applicants, visit USC Graduate Admission’s Country Requirements page for details on required documents) Unofficial.
Requirements for PhD Program The typical applicant for admission will normally have completed an undergraduate major in economics. Minimal prerequisites for admission to a master's degree program include courses in intermediate microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, a year of calculus, and a semester of statistics.
Step 1: Submit the General USC Graduate Application for Admission To begin the application process, you will be required to. University of Southern California USC Office of Graduate Admission 3601 South Flower Street Room 112 Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915 USC also accepts uploaded transcripts on USC CAS, transcripts must be issued on University letterhead. You may also have transcripts sent.
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A completed application consists of the following materials: USC’s online application, an official set of transcripts from all higher education institutions attended, GRE scores, a 1,000-word essay on your professional and research interests (aka personal statement), a curriculum vitae, a scholarly writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.