University of Southern California Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.05 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 774 respondents

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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

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.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017

One of the best pharmacy schools in the country but tuition is quite high.
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.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

USC is providing high quality education in the graduate program. With this being my first semester, I am able to apply teachings received in class straight-away during my internship and in my personal life. I enjoy my professors' and their ability to bring current world circumstances into teachings. Proud to be a Trojan!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

The university of southern California Master in Social work program is an outstanding program. I would recommend this program to anyone. It is a top ten school rated in the United States for Social work
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel the biggest pro of attending USC is their network of alumni and the accessibility of professors and other staff. The biggest con is the cost of the program.
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