Deadline to submit completed application is December 1


The application to the Neuroscience Graduate Program requires the following materials to be uploaded to the on-line admissions system:

Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

CV or Resume

Statement of Purpose (Personal Statement)

Three Letters of Recommendation

GRE – no longer required as of 2020

ALL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND TEST SCORES must also be sent using one of the following options:


TOEFL Test Scores (must be submitted by ETS)

Transcripts (must be submitted by institution)


University of Southern California

USC Office of Graduate Admission

3601 South Flower Street, Room 112

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915

The application fee is $90.

Application Fee Waiver: USC offers several options for graduate application fee waivers. Please review these options before you submit your application, so you can make the appropriate selection to request a waiver. In order for you to apply with a fee waiver, the Office of Graduate Admission must approve your request before you can submit your application. If your fee waiver request is denied you must pay the application fee before submission. You can utilize a fee waiver only once so please make sure to apply to all the programs for which you would like to be considered at the same time.

To view the various fee waiver options, please visit: Fee Waivers

Additionally, NGP has a limited number of USC Sponsored Application Fee Waivers.  Application fee waivers are available for students who are permanent residents, eligible for AB540 benefits or U.S. citizens.  Eligibility Requirements include, receiving a need based scholarship, being part of an Equal Opportunity Program (EOP), and or being a MARC, Fullbright, or McNair Scholar.  Please contact NGP to receive more information on applying for a USC Sponsored Application Fee Waiver.

To apply, you must complete an Application online.