USC Admissions Overview

The Master of Communication Management online program prepares communication professionals for the modern landscape of the workplace, independent of industry. Graduates are equipped to gather, interpret, analyze and translate information — transforming complex ideas into actionable strategy.

USC Admission Requirements

To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following qualifications.

USC graduate school application

Submit along with a $90 application fee.

Application Guidelines

Bachelor’s degree

Must be from a regionally accredited institution.

No GRE required

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Academic Calendar

Spring 2023
Application Deadline: December 5, 2022
Term Start Date: January 4, 2023

Summer 2023
Application Deadline: April 7, 2023
Term Start Date: May 3, 2023

Fall 2023
Application Deadline: August 4, 2023
Term Start Date: August 30, 2023

Cost of Attendance


Per Credit Hour: $2,137

Total Tuition: $68,384 (32 credits)


Application Fee: $90, non-refundable fee.

Books/Supplies: Students can expect to spend approximately $300-$600 for textbooks and other course materials per semester.

Graduate Student Fees: $28 per semester.*

*Graduate Student Fees are charged per semester and are comprised of a $20 Graduate Student Programming Fee and an $8 fee for the Norman Topping Student Aid Fund. Students enrolled in the program full time will pay approximately $112 in Graduate Student Fees ($28 per semester x 4 semesters), whereas students enrolled in the program part time will pay $224 ($28 per semester x 8 semesters) over the course of their program. Graduate Student Fees are subject to change.

For more information on applying for financial aid, please visit USC Financial Aid.

Scholarships for MCM Students

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is excited to announce Communication Management Merit Scholarships for outstanding applicants admitted to the online Master of Communication Management program. These $10,000 merit scholarships will be awarded each admission term in 2022, and scholarship funds will be disbursed to recipients’ USC student accounts during their first year of graduate study. Every online MCM applicant is automatically considered for this scholarship during the admissions process. Recipients will be notified shortly after acceptance into the program. Awards are a one-time scholarship and are non-renewable. 

To learn more, connect with an Enrollment Advisor by calling toll-free at 888-836-4681 or via email at