Progressive Degree Admissions

Application materials for Progressive Degree Program applicants

  • Junior status (between 64 and 96 credits): we suggest applying prior to reaching the 96-credit limit. If you have surpassed the 96-credit limit, please reach out to us and we will assist you with the application process. Graduating seniors,┬áplease get your application in by July 1st, 2020. Other student applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • Proposed course plan, STARS report, personal statement, completed PDP application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate program approval and master’s program approval
  • Course work in Cell and Molecular Biology (strongly recommended, but not required)
  • Note: The progressive degree does not count AP credits taken in high school, but it does consider transfer credits from other college institutions to the 96-credit limit.
  • For more information, visit undergrad.usc.edu/programs/progressive/requirements.