The M.A. program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2016.

Application deadline is January 15, 2016.

For more information, please contact the M.A. program office at 213.743.1804 or to arrange a meeting with the Graduate Program Coordinator.


Admission to the M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere program requires the following:

  • a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, or equivalent, from an accredited school (minimum 3.0 overall GPA)
  • official academic transcripts
  • three letters of recommendation from instructors or persons able to comment on the applicant's academic potential
  • a 1500- to 2000-word personal statement
  • a writing sample
  • the GRE General Test

Applicants should apply online using the USC Graduate Admission Office's online application.

Letters of recommendation, personal statement, and writing sample should be uploaded as part of the online application. Official copies of all college transcripts should be submitted to the USC Office of Admission and to the USC Roski School of Art and Design. Official test scores should be sent from the testing agency directly to USC. USC's ETS school code is 4852.

International Students

International applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Please refer to the Graduate Admission Proficiency in English page for more information. If you are sending TOEFL scores, the institution code for USC is 4852 (no department code required). If you are sending IELTS scores, please choose USC from the list of available institutions. Students should also complete the Financial Statement of Personal or Family Support along with bank verification documents. Helpful information for international applicants is available here.

Graduate Fine Arts Building
3001 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Contact the M.A. program at or 213-743-1804.