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

4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

My time at USC VAC has been exhilarating and beneficial to me as an individual and a social worker. All the information I have learned has made me a competitor in one of the top fields and made me stand out from other applicants with the knowledge I have gained.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

- great people in the program; faculty. - no financial support offered from the program. - opportunities for networking with potential employers
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2014

This program has allowed me the advantage of participating in an institutional cooperative geared towards the betterment of all students via the development of personalized teaching methodologies. More importantly, the focus on the under served population personifies the vision of "No Child Left Behind."
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

This School of Cinematic Arts programs are amazing. They give you the tools to lean through hands on experience. This allows you to succeed and fail both of which help you grow into the filmmaker you one day hope to be. All the teachers have experience in the industry allowing students to learn from them and network. The most important part of this school is networking and they help you learn the best ways to make connections. No matter what, it is up to the students to make their education what they want. If they want to achieve something they must work hard to get to it.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel that this program is wonderful for all of those at a distance seeking to obtain their Master's degree but are not able to attend classes every day. Also, the adviser was quick to contact me after I requested information and helped me every step of the way to ensure that I had everything done that needed to be done. USC makes getting a Master's degree easier than other schools while providing a more challenging academic experience.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

Everyone in my cohort is already in the field, and doing interesting work. I appreciate the perspectives and diversity of experience that my fellow students bring, and I think that is one of main benefits of being in this highly competitive and challenging program.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall the program is a great option for individuals that are looking to obtain a quality education. The cost is high compared to public university. They offer a military sub field option.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

There are mostly pros to this graduate program at USC. It is ranked 11th in the nation. There are many options to choose from in the field of social work and the staff is amazing! They are willing to help you every step of the way. The only con I can think of (which would be the con of going to any great school) is the price of education and lack of public transportation in the area. Being a full time student makes it tough to afford many things, as there is no other income besides more student loans.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015

This comment is for the physician assistant program at USC. Cons: The campus is separate from the USC Health Sciences campus, and therefore is not as much of a typical college atmosphere. The price of the program is very expensive. Pros: Parking is much less difficult than at the Health Sciences campus. The faculty is amazing and the majority of the professors want to see you succeed and will help in any way they can. The guest faculty are very knowledgeable in their specialty and give great real world examples. The classes are not meant to be competitive, therefore all of the students help each other by posting study guides, charts, etc that may be helpful for everyone. The pace is fast but slow enough to be able to take in the topic of the module. Overall, I am very happy with the program, faculty, students, and facilities. I don't regret my decision to attend this program and know that I am learning from the best, which will make a difference in the kind of practitioner I will be.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2014

I am a part of the Master in Teaching online program. The online option for this graduate program makes my coursework, classmates, and professors easily accessible at all times. Online communication is rapid, thus making it reliable. It also helps with the hassle of having to drive down to the USC campus during heavy hours of traffic. The course work load difficulty is what a masters level work load should feel like. Networking is also highly promoted throughout the program. For example, webinars created solely for this program's students are available to aid students with job offers and workshops to ensure our success in the program. One con of the online program is that I am unable to enjoy the perks of on campus resources or enjoying the high popularity of student life at USC.
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