University of Southern California Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.05 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 9 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 43,401 (18,810 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 22% part-time, 78% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $40,670
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

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

The program that I am doing is virtual and it allows for flexibility. If you are an adult with limited time to go to campus, but still want a competitive training, this is a great program. The cost of the program is pretty high. There is not enough financial assistance. It is really difficult to get scholarships to fund your education. The education is worth every penny.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

I cannot recommend USC's Master's in Nursing program for Family Nurse Practitioner enough! USC has a tremendous faculty and staff that have put my needs at the forefront, and who work just as hard for me as I would for myself. The resources and support available to students is unparalleled. As a transfer student, I have experienced what a struggling graduate program looks like. It is not so with USC. Professional, effective, and strong - these are the people you want on your team while pursuing your education. Go Trojans!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2011

My experience in the School of Social work at the University of Southern California was amazing. The program prepared me and gave me the tools I needed to work in the field I wanted to work in, which is School Based Social Worker. My concentration was Mental Health, with a sub-concentration in School Social Work. The class lectures and field instruction experience prepared me to implement Evidence Based Practice interventions and to help the families I worked with. There were also other volunteer and community outreaching events during the semester that students can participate in. The program has a variety of student organizations that have their own events and activities on and off campus, such events include; fundraising, having guess speakers for different social work background sharing their experiences working in the field. There are several concentrations to choose from, and the program can be completed in two or three years, or online. The program has many staffs from different background that bring their knowledge in their respected field into the class room settings. These staffs are motivated, make the class room very comfortable and interesting, and they also make sure students are engaged in class activities and lectures. I have nothing but good things to share about my experience at USC School of Social Work.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The University of Southern California is a college that is offering me the opportunity to fulfill my dream of serving others. I appreciate the compassion and support that my professor's afford me. I am constantly learning and evolving throughout these semesters. This college offers internships in support of training to allow students the ability to show and demonstrate what they have learn while in class sessions. This for me is an endeavor and accomplishment of a lifetime.
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