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

3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

USC Pharmacy school has helped to prepare me for a career in pharmacy. I believe the best value from this school comes from the USC trojan family network, opportunities to explore multiple disciplines, and opportunities to help underserved communities get better health care.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

USC's MSW graduate program is one of the best in the nation, and its educational program only produces Alumni who want to change lives on anyway they can on a micro, mezzo, and macro level.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

The high quality of education is valued. There is a lack of financial resources to help fund graduate program.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I love my school and love the support I've received thus far. The program is very expensive, but I feel that that is a fact I must accept to become a part of the strong alumni network USC possesses.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2014

I attend the MAT program, which is entirely online. This program is very rigorous, but relevant. You can see a direct connection to what you will be doing after graduation.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

It is very expensive and is aimed for excellence
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

I believe that this is a great graduate program that prepares it's students with the highest level of education. The cost is the hardest part of the program, being able to support one's self while attending and being able to afford loan repayments after is the biggest struggle.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The only con I feel is the limited amount of financial aid for older students. The program itself is excellent. The work is thought provoking and the professors thus far have been great. I would recommend USC's program for MSW's to anybody looking to get their Masters in Social Work.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

There are numerous pros for this program. The flexibility, the availability of the books and professors, the quality of the classes themselves are all excellent. As for cons, I believe there should be a little more organization when it comes to USC's online classes. Sometimes it seems as if one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing because office A hasn't communicated with office B.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program is one of the best in the field in Southern California but it is expensive and as a social worker, I will not make the kind of money to easily pay off my loans. The program is vigorous and the people are great but there are 2,000 of us and sometimes it is easy to feel a little lost. It is a great program and a great network but there are definitely pros and cons.
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