Keck School of Medicine of USC   USC - University of Southern California


Admission Requirements

  • Completed bachelor’s degree at time of matriculation
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA 3.0
  • Standardized test score (one of the following):
    • GRE (minimum 300)
    • MCAT (minimum 28, post-2015 minimum 505)
    • DAT (minimum 18)

If you do not meet the stated eligibility, please contact an Admissions Advisor in the Global Medicine Program Office for additional guidance prior to submitting an application at (323) 442-3141 or

  • Prerequisite Courses
    • 2 semesters/2 quarters of General Chemistry
    • 2 semesters/3 quarters of General Biology
    • 2 semesters/2 quarters of Organic Chemistry
    • 1 semester/1 quarter of Calculus

    • 2 semesters/2 quarters of General Chemistry
    • 2 semesters/3 quarters of General Biology
    • 1 semester/1 quarter of Calculus or Statistics
    • 1 course in Organic Chemistry (Optional, but Recommended)

Application Components

Applications will not be reviewed until all components have been submitted and processed.

  1. Completed online application
  2. Including:

    • Statement of purpose (1 page)
    • Why are you interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Global Medicine degree? How will this degree affect or enhance your career aspirations and goals? Please also mention your track preference (clinical, management).

    • Resume or CV
    • No particular format is required.

    For issues encountered on the online application, please contact


  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Letters may be submitted by the following methods:

    • Recommenders upload the letter through the Graduate Admissions Online Application
    • Recommenders mail the letter to the USC Office of Graduate Admission at the address below.
    • Recommenders upload the letter to Interfolio and the student releases the letters to the Global Medicine Office by email to Please do not send Interfolio letters via regular mail.

    Additional letters above the 3 letter requirement will be added to file but are not guaranteed to be read. We will accept letters written for health professional programs, but we will not accept letters written for post baccalaureate programs or other master's programs.

  5. Transcripts
  6. From all previously attended post-secondary institutions. Please note that it may take up to two weeks to process transcripts once they have been received.

    Send by mail to:

      University of Southern California
      USC Office of Graduate Admission
      3601 South Flower Street, Room 112
      Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915

    Send electronic transcripts to:

    For transcript processing updates, please call the Office of Graduate Admissions at (213) 740-1111.

  7. Standardized test score
  8. Choose from:
    • GRE: University of Southern California, ETS Code 4852, no departmental code required
    • MCAT: email your AAMC ID and verification code (found on MCAT THx website when selecting "Create and Print" Score Report)
    • DAT: send official score report to USC Office of Graduate Admission at the above address.

International Students Additional Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all foreign institutions attended
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores
  • Statement for Financing Studies at USC
  • Please consult the International Student section of the Graduate Admissions site for more information.

Special Degrees

  • PharmD/MS Global Medicine dual degree – for those already enrolled in the pharmacy program
  • MD/MS Global Medicine – for those already enrolled in the MD program
  • Advanced Track – for those who have already earned their doctorate degree (eg. MD, DDS, PhD, MBBS)
  • Graduate Certificate in Global Medicine – for those who have already earned a master’s degree in a related field (eg. MA, MPH, MHA)
  • *For more information on the above programs, please contact the Global Medicine Program Academic Advisor at
  • Progressive Degree in Global Medicine – for currently enrolled USC undergraduate students with junior standing or below
  • *For more information on this program, please contact the Global Medicine Progressive Degree Advisor at

Application Deadlines

Fall - June 15

Spring - October 31

For Fall 2016 admission, apply by June 15, 2016. Decisions on applications will take between 4-6 weeks from time of completion (including document processing). Submitting later will result in longer processing time.