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We are accepting applications for the 2017 academic year, starting in August 2017. The application deadline is August 20, 2017.

To apply to our Master and Certificate programs go to the USC Office of Graduate Admission application page. Applying is quick if you follow the instructions in our Application Guide.

Admissions Information

Thank you for your interest in our USC Online Master of Science in Pain Medicine and Certificate in Pain Medicine programs.

The target audience is Health Care related professionals seeking further training in the field of Pain Medicine, adding value to their general or specialized clinical practice. The degree will provide with the knowledge to understand better Pain Medicine. The program is suitable to a wide-swath of professional/clinical backgrounds, and the didactic material (readings and lectures) were selected accordingly.
This is a Master program for graduated Health Care professionals with interest in Pain Medicine. There are no specific prerequisite courses.

We do strongly factor in our admission criteria life experience, overcoming adversity, persistence, and any extra-curricular activities that add value. These factors are usually identified in the letters of recommendation, personal statements and in the interview.

Evidence of the applicants scholarship ability will come from their transcripts, and letters of recommendation from individuals who directly taught or worked with a candidate when they were a students.

Requirements for international students The ability to communicate effectively in English — to read, write and speak the language fluently — is vital to your success as a university student. USC graduate applicants are therefore expected to demonstrate their proficiency in English as part of the application process. USC accepts only Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT) test scores. For admission to the Master, the student has to obtain 90 or above, with 20 or above in each section.