University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Entry-Level Professional Master of Arts Degree | Admissions Process

Holistic Admission Criteria

Holistic review evaluates applicants based on cognitive and non-cognitive traits, which ensures that more than one factor contributes to admission decisions.

The five criteria that are included in USC Chan’s holistic review are:

  • GPA
  • GRE
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • OTCAS Statements

There is a Phase II of the application process, which may require selected applicants to submit a video. Applicants selected for Phase II will receive additional information.

How to Apply

Your application for the Entry-Level Professional Master’s Program at the University of Southern California must be completed through OTCAS, and must include the program-specific requirements for the University of Southern California. The OTCAS application must be completed and verified prior to the date below. We recommend that you submit your OTCAS application at least three weeks prior to the deadline, as transcripts and other application materials may take three weeks or more to be processed by OTCAS. All application materials, including official GRE score reports, must be received in order for your application to be reviewed. Please plan accordingly.

The application deadline is November 30.

Applications received after this date are also welcomed and will be processed on a space-available basis.

Application Requirements

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