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Mandatory Department Application
To obtain a Master of Arts in Senior Living Hospitality, participants must be admitted by USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Applications and all application materials received after each semester’s priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Please contact ldsgero@usc.edu with any questions regarding the application or related procedures.

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in applying to USC’s online or on-campus master’s degree program in senior living hospitality.

Before you begin, read the instructions carefully and review our video tutorial titled “Navigating your USC Graduate Application” for more details. 

You must create a graduate application account in order to apply to a graduate program at USC. It should take you 45 to 60 minutes to complete your application. Alternatively, you may save your information and continue it later.

Please contact ldsgero@usc.edu with any questions regarding the application or related procedures.

Official Transcripts
Make sure to upload a copy of your university-issued transcripts (i.e., issued on official letterhead) with your online application. Please note, unofficial transcripts from university student portals are not acceptable. You must also send us a copy of your official transcripts. Please click here for detailed guidelines for sending your official transcripts to USC.

Please contact ldsgero@usc.edu with any questions regarding the submission of your official transcripts.

Country-Specific Guidelines
Review the country-specific guidelines USC provides to determine our transcript requirements for your country of study. The checklist will also help you determine whether or not you are required to submit English-language proficiency scores.

Financial Document(s) and Passport Copies (if Planning to Study on Campus)
Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must have an appropriate visa in order to study at USC. If you plan to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa, you must submit proof of adequate financial support and a copy of your passport. You must also submit passport copies for your dependents if they will be traveling with you to USC during your study period.

While it is not necessary to submit your financial documents and a copy of your passport in order for your application to be reviewed, we highly recommend doing so early in the application process. This will help prevent possible delays in certifying your intent to enroll and receiving your I-20/DS-2019 in the event that you are admitted. To learn more about our costs, financial document submission guidelines and immigration procedures, please click here.

It is possible that you do not need an F-1 or J-1 visa to attend USC. Please click here to determine if you are exempt from these visa categories.

Please contact ldsgero@usc.edu with any questions regarding international student requirements.