University of Southern California Graduate Program Reviews

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 43,871 (18,794 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 21% part-time, 79% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $44,013
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

I have been impressed in every way with the MSW virtual program at USC. I also did my undergraduate degree online and this program at USC exceeds it by far. The class sizes are small, about 8-10 students, you meet on a virtual platform that are live sessions. They also have 24 hour student support for any difficulties you may have. They provide library tutoring for course material and paper writing. The resources they provide you really are endless. I can honestly say that I am happy with my decision to attend USC. The only problem is how expensive it is.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Library Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

The USC Columbia graduate program for Library Science and Information is a great school to attend. The professors want the students to learn and excel in the program. The professors are available any time thru email and will respond to emails over the weekend, which is extremely helpful to students like myself who work during the week. The people who are in the admission office are also very helpful and will do just about anything to help the potential student into the program. Once a path course is chosen, advisories give the student a list of classes the student must take in order to graduate, which is great to have on hand at all times.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

University of Southern California is a great school especially for the Social Work major. The curriculum for the MSW program is very informative and the field experience virtual and on ground gives background into the social work field and allows the student to have hands on experience not only within the office but with the client as well. The online option for the MSW program is also beneficial for those that have hectic schedules are like me do not live in California. The student support, field advisors, professors and fellow students all serve as a support system throughout the cohort. I <3 being a Trojan!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The MSW@USC online program allowed me to continue my education the semester following my graduation from my BSW program. USC's advanced standing full time option, while rigorous, provides me my MSW in just three semesters. As a returning student and first generation college graduate this program gives me the momentum I sought to develop myself for entering professional employment.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

USC 's online graduate program for social work is very competitive, rigorous, and it requires a person who is personally motivated to complete the degree. Professors are often available to speak one-on-one with students, there is a lot of support offered through workshops and library support, and you meet some really amazing people throughout the U.S. and internationally as well. So far it's been a challenge, but a supported challenge to my personal growth. It's tough, but I love it.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

I was admitted into USC's online program for the Masters school of Social Work. They have amazing advisors. I say this because my dad passed away one day prior to me beginning the program on August 29, 2016 and I had my second child two days after my fathers death. It was a tough time for me, but talking to my advisor often and having her direct me to the right path made all the difference I received and 'A' on my first assignment which gave me even more motivation to continue striving.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2018

The distance program in Nutrition, Healthspan, and Longevity (MS-NHL) offered at the University of Southern California is an accredited, coordinated program in Dietetics through the Davis School of Gerontology. After completion of the two year program (which consists of coursework and supervised practice hours with a dietitian) the student is able to take the RD exam. As the MS-NHL is only in it's third year of existence at USC, there are a handful of issues with collaboration of the combined distance and on-campus students. Overall, the education is stellar, with professors who are more than knowledgeable. I couldn't be more pleased to be a part of such an institution.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2018

Not only does USC Annenberg have a reputation of being one of the leading academic institutions on the forefront of communication practice and development, its endless resources and unique relationship to the greater Los Angeles area, gives unique access and insight into the world of entertainment, politics, business, technology, marketing, media, and culture. With access, insight, and a relationship with these industries, USC merges the professional world and academia. The faulty is most helpful and consistently checks-in with you to foster your growth and progress. Not only is the program challenging and developed, it also keeps its students in the loop with the latest job opportunities and internships.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2002

USC not provides diversity in it's curriculum content, but rigorous instruction from professors with a wealth of research and experience in a variety of settings. You are equipped with global lenses of social injustice, knowledge to provide culturally appropriate services and impact individuals and communities. USC provides opportunities for discussion of relevant content matter related to equity and equality and has strong networking opportunities for current students and alumni.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2019

I am a current graduate student in the University of Southern California's computer science program and so far I am very happy with the program. I am a DEN (Distance Education Network) student and so I attend all of my classes online and since I live in the Los Angeles area I take all of the exams on campus. My experience with this so far has gone very well as I have been able to work full time and attend my graduate courses online. I have also been able to make use of the many resources available to me as a USC student such as the many libraries that are available. Both Leavey Lbrary and Norris Medical Library have been great resources for me to be able to study and get work done. So far the quality of instruction has been excellent as the professors and TAs have been extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The courses I have taken so far have been challenging but not so much so that they are impossible to pass. Every time that I am on campus I notice a great diversity in students and I have never felt unsafe on campus.
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