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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 Summer/Fall 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 applying. Sessions will be offered during the Spring 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 to schedule your appointment:

New Major Information Sessions:

Date Day Time
January 23, 2019 Wednesday 10:00AM – 11:00AM
January 28, 2019 Monday 1:00PM – 2:00PM
January 30, 2019 Wednesday 9:30AM – 10:30AM
February 1, 2018 Friday 9:00AM – 10:00AM
February 6, 2019 Wednesday 5:30PM – 6:30PM
February 8, 2019 Friday 2:00PM – 3:00PM
February 13, 2019 Wednesday 1:00PM – 2:00PM
February 18, 2019 Monday 8:30AM – 9:30AM
February 22, 2019 Friday 10:00AM – 11:00AM
February 27, 2019 Wednesday 11:00AM – 12:00PM

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 submit an application. Applications are provided at each session and will NOT be accepted after established deadline.

Application submission deadline is March 1, 2019.

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