Graduate Program Overview

University of Southern California is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Los Angeles, California. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $61,396. It offers 349 graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Southern California
TypeFour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
AddressUniversity Park, Los Angeles, CA
Graduate School Students26,501 students
19,900 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$61,396
Student to Faculty9:1 (11.11%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 349 Graduate Programs
179 Master's, 96 Doctorate, 74 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at University of Southern California with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $61,396 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $2,035.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$2,035
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$16,732 (On-Campus) / $16,732 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,224 (On-Campus) / $2,224 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$81,552
Off-Campus Total$81,552
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$44,013$45,561$47,107$48,715$61,396

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

University of Southern California offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 349 major areas - 179 Master's (6 online programs), 96 Doctorate , 1 Post-Bachelor', 73 Post-Master'(3 online programs). 9,751 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,842 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources and Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities
Library Science
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 46,287 students enrolled in University of Southern California including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 26,501 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 11,819 male and 14,682 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 20,047 full-time and 6,454 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 19,900 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,888 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students11,819
Women Students14,682
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students20,047
Part-time Students6,454
By race/ethnicity 6,706 White, 1,560 Black, and 4,044 Asian students are attending at University of Southern California. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races612
351 students are younger than 22 and 2,607 students are older than 65. The school has 18,056 students aged between 22 and 30 and 5,487 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under351
40 & Over2,607
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At University of Southern California, 19,900 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,888 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment26,501
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses19,900
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,888
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses4,713
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses19,900
California Resident9,384
Other State In U.S.3,455
Outside of U.S.7,061

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