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

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

The USC graduate program is one the top programs not only in California, but in the country. The university is competitive, but all well within reason as the university expects excellence from its students and promote networking at all levels. Students can be assured that they are receiving a quality education that will make a life long positive impact. The only downfall of course is the finical aspect, but this is to be expected from a private school. The tuition may be a bit high, but the university offers all types of loans and finical aid to those who qualify, with reasonable payment plans and options.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2019

USC Pharmacy has a high network of connections which is vital if you do plan on finding a job after graduation. It is a well respected program with, for the most part, supportive and helpful faculty. There is also an abundance of student organizations (professional, social, etc.). The surrounding area is patrolled by the university's department of public safety, so students feel protected and taken care of. It is affordable to live in the surrounding area as well. USC Pharmacy, as anticipated, has a high cost of tuition and other educational expenses. Financial Aid is restricted to loans and there are only few opportunities for scholarship. There have been previous complaints about the disorganization of the program for first year students, but I believe it is up to an individual pharmacy student to make the best out of what he or she is handed.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

I entered the grad program through USC's Progressive Degree Program (PDP) which means that you study Master's courses during your time as an undergrad. Most people who are in the PDP program finish their degree in one year outside of their undergrad. This allows you to save a lot of money. The professors at USC are all knowledgeable and love to talk about their passions with the students. Class sizes generally range from around 20 to 50 per class so you can get to know faculty well as long as you make the effort to.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

Pursuing a Communication Management Degree, I have found the University and Professors to be very valuable tools career wise. Great Location, central Los Angeles, however cost of living is extremely expensive. There are a lot of clubs and activities, but are mostly attended by undergraduate students. There is public transportation for transit locally, but a car is needed if you want to explore the area.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

The USC Marshall School of Business is world renowned and capitalizes on what an MBA should be, building your business abilities. The focus of curriculum, career and community builds the foundation for the most balanced and beneficial MBA program in the world. With the Trojan Network, no other program has graduates poised to conquer the business world like Marshall graduates.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program is very well respected. I am attending USC School of Education Rossier, to become a teacher. I am pursuing my teaching credential as well. The courses are challenging and the professors are great! I enjoy my classes and love that our professors are there to guide us and open our minds to becoming better teachers. I love the program and I am proud to attend USC and I look forward to see what the program has to further offer me. My favorite gesture that USC has brought to my attention is that we, the students, will be placed in high needs schools for our apprenticeship! I look forward to both working with disadvantaged and low income students. The only con that I see is that schooling costs are too great for someone with my financial background. I worked hard to put myself through undergraduate school. I was working three different places and now for my graduate school I am working four different jobs.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I am enrolled in the advanced standing MSW program. The major pro is that it is an accelerated program that allows me to graduate in one year. The major con is the price tag of USC and also the fact that they admit too many students into the traditional 2 year program and online program, making the pool less competitive thus less academically prestigious. The campus and faculty however is wonderful, and staff are quite helpful.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The university offers a remarkable online graduate program for students getting their Masters of Social Work. The only downfall is the amount the degree costs in the end.
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

the price tag is quite steep for an online program, it makes me feel like im buying the name. the pro is that it is online and i can do the program while deployed.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Great program, outstanding students, challenging environment. Can improve by putting people needs first.
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