Graduate & Professional Continuing Students

How Much Will My Education Cost?

Graduate and professional students at USC have a variety of financial aid and financing options available to them. In many cases, these options can cover your cost of attendance, allowing you to focus fully on your studies.

2017-2018 Estimate of Costs:

The following are estimated costs for two semesters if you are living in university housing or in non-university housing, but not with parents or relatives (other than a spouse), based on 2015-2016 costs.

Master’s program

*The tuition amount is based on 10 units of tuition. Students who take more units will be charged a per-unit amount. If you take more than 10 units and would like to request an increase to your estimated Cost of Attendance, contact the Financial Aid Office.

**The tuition amount is based on 6 units of tuition. Students who take more units will be charged a per-unit amount. If you take more than 6 units and would like to request an increase to your estimated Cost of Attendance, contact the Financial Aid Office.

***Room and board amounts are based on the assumption that students will not maintain the same standard of living they did while employed. This may mean cutting expenses by living with roommates, preparing more meals at home or making other lifestyle adjustments.

Doctoral program

*The tuition amount is based on 12 units of tuition. Students who take more units will be charged a per-unit amount. If you take more than 12 units and would like to request an increase to your estimated Cost of Attendance, contact the Financial Aid Office.

**The tuition amount is based on 8 units of tuition. Students who take more units will be charged a per-unit amount. If you take more than 8 units and would like to request an increase to your estimated Cost of Attendance, contact the Financial Aid Office.

***The tuition amount is based on 4 units of tuition. Students who take more units will be charged a per-unit amount. If you take more than 4 units and would like to request an increase to your estimated Cost of Attendance, contact the Financial Aid Office.

****Room and board amounts are based on the assumption that students will not maintain the same standard of living they did while employed. This may mean cutting expenses by living with roommates, preparing more meals at home or making other lifestyle adjustments.

Payment Deadlines and Methods

For detailed information, visit the USC Student Financial Services website.