Sep 22, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
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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 Criminal Justice, an MS in Hospitality and Tourism, an MS in Human Resource Management, and an MS in Project Management, 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 Criminal Justice faculty, click here.
To see our MS in Hospitality and Tourism faculty, click here.
To see our MS in Human Resource Management faculty, click here.
To see our MS in Project Management 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 from a regionally accredited college or university, or foreign equivalent.
  • 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

Complete and submit your Graduate Admissions Application online. Within the application, you will need to provide the following application materials:

  • Résumé: Up-to-date professional résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2-3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose: 1-2 page essay addressing why you are pursuing this degree, how this program will help you in your career, and why the program at USC is a good fit for you
  • Transcripts: Open, scan and upload official transcripts from each undergraduate institution you have attended directly to the application portal. Additional information on transcript submission can be found here.

Submit your application with a $90 application fee. Fee waiver eligibility information is located here.


    Master’s Degree


      Criminal JusticeHuman Resource ManagementHospitality and TourismProject Management

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