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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 apply to the Arnold School of Public Health.

The next round of applications will be considered for Spring 2020 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 applying to the Arnold School. Sessions will be offered during the Fall 2019 semester.

New Major Information Sessions are held in the Public Health Research Center (PHRC) Room 107, located at 921 Assembly Street.


To register for a session, please use the link below:

The dates in which sessions are offered are:

Date Day Time
August 26, 2019  Monday  12:00pm – 1:00pm
August 30, 2019 Friday 3:00pm – 4:00pm
September 4, 2019 Wednesday 1:00pm – 2:00pm
September 6, 2019 Friday 8:30am– 9:30am
September 9, 2019 Monday 1:00pm – 2:00pm
September 13, 2019 Friday 12:30pm – 1:30pm
September 16, 2019 Monday 12:30pm – 1:30pm
September 20, 2019 Friday 2:00pm – 3:00pm
September 25, 2019 Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm
September 30, 2019 Monday 12:00pm – 1:00pm


The Arnold School admissions policy requires that you adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Student must have a minimum USC cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of 12 USC credit hours.
  2. Student must attend an ASPH New Major Information Session and apply. Applications are provided at each session and will NOT be accepted after established deadline.

Application submission deadline is October 1, 2019.

If you have questions about the change of major process, please contact Mrs. JoSondra Hughes at

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