Even if you are not applying to our LLM degree, you must still create an LLM account through LSAC, as LSAC does not issue alternate accounts. After you create an LLM account, you will be able to select our MDR degree via the USC Gould online application.
Please download our step-by-step instructions for completing your application to help you during the application process.
If you are an international student and you are admitted, you will be required to provide a financial statement that certifies that you have sufficient funds available to meet your living (housing, meals, etc.) and tuition expenses while at USC (unless you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, or have been granted political asylum). At that time, you also must submit a copy of the photo page of your passport (and passport copies of any dependent(s) traveling with you).
To apply for admission, complete an online application through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). After you create your LSAC account, follow the instructions below for applying to USC Gould.
Creating an LSAC applicant account requires a one-time fee of $85. As a courtesy and to help applicants offset this cost, we have waived USC Gould School of Law’s separate application fee for all applicants to our MDR Program. After you create your LSAC account, follow the instructions for applying to USC Gould.
We highly recommend that you only submit one application to the degree of most interest to you. We would be happy to consider you for one of our other degrees. Once you have submitted your application to your first-choice program, please email email@example.com to let us know you have applied and to indicate any additional degree for which you would like to be considered.
We do not require work experience or an LSAT score to be considered for admission to any of our graduate degrees.
Among the required information and documents you will submit through LSAC are:
Domestic Applicants: We must receive official transcripts to consider your application and must be received directly from the university. Please have your official transcripts sent to:USC Gould School of Law
International Applicants: If you hold any degree from outside the United States, you are required to submit your official transcripts through the LSAC Credential Assembly Service. Transcripts must be evaluated through LSAC’s Document Assembly Service (DAS) and International Transcript Authentication and Evaluation Service (ITAES). You will need to subscribe to the following LSAC services:
Please note transcripts must be submitted directly to LSAC by the university and may not be mailed to USC Gould school of Law. Please click here for detailed instructions on submitting your transcripts to LSAC. International applicants who do not choose this additional service on the LSAC application will not be reviewed.
Admitted international applicants, who decide to enroll in the ADR Program, may receive a $220 credit for LSAC fees. This credit will be applied toward tuition upon enrollment.
The following additional items are required for applicants educated outside the United States:
International applicants also are required to submit a financial statement and other additional materials.
If you opt to submit your financial documents after you receive an admissions decision, please note that your application status will remain “incomplete,” even though your file will have been reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
Full-time students may apply for the fall semester only. Part-time students may apply for the fall or spring semester.
To be considered for admission, you must apply by the deadline. The priority deadline for the fall semester is April 1, and for the spring semester is October 1.
Admission decisions are normally released within two to four weeks of application submission. Admission decisions are sent by email. No admission decisions will be released by phone.
Upcoming application deadlines are listed below, and are subject to change.
|Fall 2017||Spring 2018|
|Priority Application Deadline||April 1, 2017||October 1, 2017|
|Application Deadline||May 1, 2017||October 15, 2017|
|Courses Start||August 21, 2017||January 8, 2018|
|Tuition Deadline||August 18, 2017||January 5, 2018|
|Courses End||December 15, 2017||May 10, 2018|
After you submit your application through LSAC, we will send you a confirmation email that provides you with a username and password for the LSAC Online Status Check system. Then you may log in and create a new, personalized password, and periodically check your application status.
Admissions decisions are made four to six weeks after we have received your completed application. We accept applications on a rolling basis, as space is available. You will be notified via email and postal mail. No admissions decisions will be released over the phone. We will contact you if the Admissions Committee feels that a telephone or an in-person interview is necessary.