Admissions - Master of Science in Global Medicine

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree at time of matriculation Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA 3.0 Minimum cumulative undergraduate science GPA 3.0 (OPTIONAL) Standardized test score :

  • GRE (minimum 300)
  • MCAT (minimum 505)
  • DAT (minimum 18)

For current USC undergraduates interested in the Progressive Degree option, visit our Progressive Degree page.

Prerequisite Courses


Admission Components

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

1Completed online application


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, interprofessional).

Resume or CV
No particular format is required.

For issues encountered on the online application, please visit the Ask USC webpage.

2Three letters of recommendation

Complete step 1 before proceeding to next steps.

Letters must be signed and submitted by recommender on professional letterhead.

    Recommenders may submit letters of recommendation by:

  • Uploading the letter through the Graduate Admissions Online Application.
  • Uploading the letter to Interfolio. Applicants then release letters 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.


Transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions are required. Please note that it may take several weeks to process transcripts once they have been received. Your patience is appreciated.

Two steps are recommended for the fastest processing of your transcripts and subsequent admissions decision, and future course registration:

1. Send official, registrar-issued transcripts to yourself, scan them, and upload them to your application where prompted in the online application.*
2. Request that the institution where you completed your undergraduate degree submit an official, registrar-issued electronic transcript directly to USC. Please instruct the vendor to email the transcript to

* If you encounter problems uploading documents to the online application, please visit Graduate Admissions’ help page at:

Select “Graduate Admission” for “Area” and “Transcripts” for “Category.” You will then be able to attach a document to the online form. Please use PDF or JPEG format only and ensure the file is less than 10 MB.

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

4Optional standardized test score

Standardized test scores are not required for admission. However, if you want to include a test score with your application, please 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

International Students

  • 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.

Dual and Progressive Degrees

  • PharmD/MS Global Medicine dual degree – for those already enrolled in the pharmacy 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)
  • Progressive Degree in Global Medicine – for currently enrolled USC undergraduate students with junior standing or below. Visit the the Global Medicine Progressive Degree page for more information about the Progressive Degree program and application instructions.
  • *For more information on the above programs, please contact the Global Medicine Program Academic Advisor at