University of Southern California Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.06 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 772 respondents

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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: 43,401 (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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

USC's Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS) program has been excellent; it is both challenging and rewarding. I am confident my education there will provided with the skills and experience necessary for success I'm the GIS field.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

My graduate program will help me get prepared and stand out to pursue my career goals . I have no option for now and I want to make great use of this opportunity. I do not think there is any cons associated my program since the Professors are great and positive in preparing me for my future dreams.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Cost is definitely a con. A lot of emphasis on theory, but is progressing and constantly changing curriculum to meet student's needs and expectations.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

USC's VAC Social Work program is an excellent program. We have access to everything that students on the ground do and the teachers are excellent. The only con I have found is that for a non-traditional student there aren't many scholarship opportunities.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

The University of Southern California Virtual Academic Center is like nothing I have ever experienced before. Classes are scheduled, live, and intimate with a max of 12 students per class. My last Professor was Murali Nair, and he is in the Hall of Fame at the Columbia University School of Social Work. USC's MSW program is truly state of the art, and I have so much support if I have any question. Also, USC places me in an internship come my 3rd semester. The downside is that a degree from USC isn't cheap, but financial aid is easily obtainable. It will be worth it though when the day comes for me to walk at USC and obtain my Master's in Social Work.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The University of Southern California has an amazing online MSW program. The students in the program are very diverse and from all of the country but are able to comfortably and adequately connect with each other and faculty. The program is extremely easy to access and provides students with a great convenience so that they may maintain their degree from anywhere. I am unaware of the campus security, the surrounding area of the campus and transportation only due to the fact that I am taking classes online all the way from TX. However, based on what I have learned and experienced so far from this University, I can only imagine that on campus students have an amazing experience as well!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

The lack of financial resources available for graduate students is the biggest con, but the abundance of networking resources is the biggest pro.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

PROS: Great for networking and job opportunities. Great guest lecturers CONS: Tuition is very expensive
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

USC is a great school. Professors offer support and there are many social events that students can be a part of. However, it is an expensive school and the school doesn't offer as much financial support or scholarships.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Rossier Graduate Program is great. There is a lot of interaction between the students and professors. There is also a lot of support available to students if they have questions or concerns. The professors all care about their students. Con about the program is that it is very expensive and the financial aid is scarce.
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