Graduate Programs Overview

University of Southern California is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Los Angeles, California. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $48,715 in average for all students.

It offers four hundreds seventy-eight graduate programs: 203 Master's, 121 Doctorate, 69 Post-Bachelor's, 85 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 8,626 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,832 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Southern California
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
AddressUniversity Park, Los Angeles, CA
Graduate School Students27,403 students
6,691 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$48,715
Student to Faculty9:1 (11.11%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 478 Graduate Programs
203 Master's, 85 Doctorate, 154 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $48,715 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,928.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$1,928
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$16,398 (On-Campus) / $16,398 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,278 (On-Campus) / $2,278 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$68,591
Off-Campus Total$68,591
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$42,305$44,013$45,561$47,107$48,715

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of Southern California offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 478 major areas - 199 Master's (55 online programs), 116 Doctorate (4 online programs), 3 Post-Bachelor', 83 Post-Master'(17 online programs). 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
Work and Family Studies
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
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 47,310 students enrolled in University of Southern California including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 27,403 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 12,179 male and 15,224 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 21,758 full-time and 5,645 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 6,691 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,299 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students12,179
Women Students15,224
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students21,758
Part-time Students5,645
By race/ethnicity 6,817 White, 1,767 Black, and 3,820 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 races538
578 students are younger than 22 and 2,442 students are older than 65. The school has 18,553 students aged between 22 and 30 and 5,830 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under578
40 & Over2,442
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, 6,691 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,299 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment27,403
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses6,691
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,299
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses19,413
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses6,691
California Resident4,229
Other State In U.S.2,317
Outside of U.S.125

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