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USC Bovard College

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Faithful. Scholarly. Skillful. Courageous. Ambitious. These five words, inscribed on the base of Tommy Trojan — the iconic statue in the center of campus — are as true of USC today as they were in 1930 when the statue was unveiled, and they exemplify the type of students USC Bovard College aims to attract and the type of education we provide.


USC Bovard College graduate programs are designed to provide professionals with specialized knowledge and skills to advance their careers in a student-centered and supportive learning environment. Our graduate programs include an MS in Human Resource Management, an MS in Project Management and an MS in Criminal Justice, which were designed by some of the most influential minds in their respective professions.

Founded in 2015, the USC Bovard College is proudly named after Emma Bovard, one of the first students to enroll at USC in 1880 and an early advocate for equal access to quality educational opportunities. In addition to providing rigorous graduate programs for professionals in flexible, convenient formats, USC Bovard College supports individuals during key academic and career transitions through programs such as USC Summer Programs and USC Bovard Scholars.

USC Bovard College

1150 S. Olive Street, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 821-3000


Anthony Bailey, Dean

John Keim, Chief Academic Officer

Gregory Vigil, Chief Operating Officer

Shamir Patel, Director of Admissions


To see our MS in Human Resource Management faculty, click here.
To see our MS in Project Management faculty, click here.
To see our MS in Criminal Justice faculty, click here.

Master's Programs
Admissions Overview

USC Bovard College completes a comprehensive review of all applications. We do not use a formula. Successful applicants will have demonstrated academic and professional success.

Applicants must have:

  • A Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • For international applicants, a valid score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE).
Application Materials
  • A completed Graduate Admissions Application
  • Application fee: $90
  • A scanned copy of your official transcripts, to be uploaded with your online application. Once your application is complete and if you are accepted into the program, you will then be asked to request your official transcripts from all previously attended institutions in order to register for classes. (Note: Transcripts should be mailed to one of the Graduate Admission office addresses provided in the link. Do not mail transcripts to Bovard College or individual academic departments.)
  • An up-to-date professional résumé
  • Statement of purpose (approximately 500 – 1,000 words addressing why you want this degree, why the program at USC is the best program for you and how this program is going to help you in your career).
  • Letters of recommendation: We require submission of at least two professional letters of recommendation. Academic letters are acceptable for applicants with limited professional experience.
  • For international applicants, official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE) score report.


Master's Degree


Human Resource Management

Project Management

Criminal Justice