WPEngine
page-masters-preparation.php
ID: 207
px width
px height
Logged OUT
P-M

PARTICIPATING MASTER'S PROGRAMS

The following USC master’s programs offer admission to International Academy Pre-Master’s students who meet all of the academic qualifications except for English language proficiency.

Every graduate program has different admission requirements. To check if you qualify, please visit the website of your master’s program of interest.

CLICK PROGRAM NAMES FOR MORE INFORMATION
PARTICIPATING MASTER’S PROGRAMS

The following USC Master’s programs offer admission to International Academy Pre-Master’s students who meet all of the academic qualifications except for English language proficiency. Every graduate program has different admission requirements. To check if you qualify, please visit the website of your Master’s program of interest.

PRE-MASTER’S MINIMUM ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT:

Depending on the program, students will study one or two semesters in the Pre-Master’s Program. Students with a TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS score of 5.5 or above are welcome to apply. However, students at lower English proficiency levels may need to study additional semesters in the Pre-Master’s Program.

  • iBT 65-79 / IELTS 5.5
    2 semesters
  • iBT 80-89 / IELTS 6.0
    2 semesters
  • iBT 85-94 / IELTS 6.5
    (with no band under 6.0)
    2 semesters
  • iBT 80+ / IELTS 6.0
    1 semester
  • iBT 90+ / IELTS 6.5
    1 semester
  • iBT 95+ / IELTS 7.0
    1 semester
  • USC Annenberg master’s programs require a minimum TOEFL iBT 100 / IELTS 7.0 for admission consideration.
  • USC Marshall School of Business Global Supply Chain Management requires
    a minimum TOEFL iBT 95 / IELTS 7.0 for admission consideration.

GRE or GRE/GMAT: indicates a score from GRE or either GRE/GMAT is required to apply to that designated program.

PROGRAM LENGTH: 1-year program 1.5-year program 2-year program

DEGREE PROGRAM START DATE: Fall, Spring, Summer indicates when the degree program begins. Please refer to Pre Master’s Admissions for degree program start dates.

Your offer letter from USC International Academy will provide details about your Pre-Master’s study plan based on your required duration of study and degree program’s start date. Application processing takes on average 6–8 weeks after your completed application is received. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Symbols
Minimum pre-master's
English requirement
TOEFL iBT 65+ / IELTS 5.5+
TOEFL iBT 80+ / IELTS 6.0+
TOEFL iBT 85+ / IELTS 6.5+
Program
Length
1 YEAR PROGRAM
1.5 YEAR PROGRAM
2 YEAR PROGRAM
Degree program
start date
Fall
Spring
Summer