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USC INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

REALIZE YOUR POTENTIAL.
MAXIMIZE YOUR SUCCESS.

The University of Southern California ranks among the world’s leading private research universities and is home to one of the most diverse and talented student and faculty populations in the United States. Building on USC’s expertise, the USC International Academy invites extraordinarily talented students to cross geographic and linguistic boundaries and pursue their educational goals in one of our four avenues of study.

We can equip you with the tools to express your ideas powerfully, pursue knowledge across boundaries, and successfully navigate life in the United States—all while experiencing the transformative power of USC.

Neil Armstrong, M.S. ‘70
Astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon
IE

USC Intensive English Program

INTENSIVE. IMMERSIVE.
INVALUABLE.

Achieve your academic and professional goals through personalized English language instruction, cultural activities, and support offered at six convenient start dates each year.
Ming Hsieh, ‘83, M.S. ‘84
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman, Cogent, Inc. Member, USC Board of Trustees
P-M

USC PRE-MASTER'S PROGRAM

PREPARE. EXCEL.
SUCCEED.

Gain admission to one of USC’s highly selective master’s programs and then improve your English-language proficiency, academic skills, test scores, and potential for success.
Haifa Reda Jamalallail, Ph.D. ‘91
President of Effat University in Saudi Arabia
UP

USC Undergraduate Preparation Program

IT’S YOUR FUTURE.
BEGIN THE JOURNEY.

Boost your chances for undergraduate admission to USC or other top U.S. colleges and universities through world-class test preparation, maximum academic and admission support, and up to 12 units of transferable USC course work.
Yang Ho Cho, MBA ‘79
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Korean Air
MP

USC Master's Preparation Program

REACH YOUR FULL
POTENTIAL.

Make your graduate school application stand out through unparalleled support by USC admission advisers, intensive TOEFL/IELTS and GRE/GMAT preparation, and academic English course work tailored to your field of study.
NEWS AND EVENTS
PROGRAM UPDATE
Academy prep students admitted to universities across the U.S.
USC International Academy students have been accepted to colleges and universities across the United States, including a number of Top 25 National Universities. Academy graduates are better prepared than ever to succeed in their academic pursuits and make a meaningful impact in their fields. See which universities Undergraduate and Master’s Preparation students have been accepted […] Read more >>
Academy prep students admitted to universities across the U.S.
USC International Academy gets new home
Students and faculty gathered at the Davidson Conference Center Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the rededication of the center as the new home of the USC International Academy. The USC International Academy prepares international high school students for college and international USC students applying for master’s programs. This program was launched in 2014, and this fall, […] Read more >>
USC, Peking University to team on one of China’s first graduate programs in occupational therapy
USC Provost Michael Quick and Peking University Health Science Center President Qimin Zhan formalize the partnership between the two institutions. (Photo/Philip Channing) By Mike McNulty and John Hobbs via USC News The partnership has the potential to transform the quality of life for millions of people, USC provost says USC and Peking University have forged a partnership that could […] Read more >>