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Arnold School of Public Health

Change of Major

Are you a current student at USC who would like to join the Arnold School? We can help!

If you are currently enrolled in another college or school on the Columbia campus, you must submit an application to enter the Arnold School of Public Health.

The next round of applications will be considered for Spring 2019 admission. 

If you need assistance making immediate academic plans, please see an Exploratory Advisor in the University Advising Center located in the Close-Hipp Building.

Students must attend a New Major Information Session prior to submitting an application. Major Sessions are offered throughout the Fall 2018 semester. 

Sessions are held in Room 107 of the Public Health Research Center (PHRC), which is located at 921 Assembly Street.

To reserve a spot at a Major Session, please use the link below to schedule your appointment:

The dates on which Major Sessions are offered are:

Date Day Time
August 27, 2018  Monday  10:00am – 11:00am
August 29, 2018 Wednesday 1:20pm – 2:20pm,
August 31, 2018 Friday 10:30am – 11:30am
September 5, 2018 Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am
September 7, 2018 Friday 11:00am – 12:00pm
September 10, 2018 Monday 9:30am – 10:30am
September 14, 2018 Friday 10:30am – 11:30am
September 19, 2018 Wednesday 1:20pm – 2:20pm
September 24, 2018 Monday 12:00pm – 1:00pm
September 28, 2018 Friday 2:00pm – 3:00pm

The Arnold School admissions policy requires that you follow these guidelines:

  1. Students must have a minimum USC cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of 12 USC credit hours to apply.
  2. Students must attend an ASPH New Major Information Session and submit an application.
  3. Applications are dispersed at each session and will NOT be accepted after established deadlines.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Mrs. JoSondra Hughes at