University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Tuition and Fees

The University of Southern California is a private institution where tuition is the same for all students. Residents of California, residents of other states, and international students all have the same tuition rate.

Tuition for 2018-2019 is $1,863 per unit. There is a flat fee of $27,660 each semester for 12-18 undergraduate units or 15-18 graduate units, otherwise tuition is charged on a per unit basis.

Estimated 2018-2019 tuition and fees for undergraduate and graduate students in occupational science and occupational therapy are presented below. Tuition and fees are subject to change and are expected to be the same or slightly higher for 2019-2020.

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program

Year/Semester # of Units Tuition USC Fees*
1/Fall and Spring 12-18 each semester $55,320 (flat fee) $1,292
2/Fall and Spring 12-18 each semester $55,320 (flat fee) $853
3/Fall and Spring 12-18 each semester $55,320 (flat fee) $853
4/Fall and Spring 18 each semester $55,320 (flat fee) $763
5/Summer (Fieldwork) 2 $3,726 $294
5/Fall and Spring 16-18 each semester $55,320 (flat fee) $763
5/Summer (Fieldwork) 2 $3,726 $294

Post-Professional Master of Arts Program

Semester # of Units Tuition USC Fees**
Fall 16-18 $27,660 (flat fee) $437
Spring 16-18 $27,660 (flat fee) $381

Entry-Level Professional Master of Arts Program

Semester # of Units Tuition USC Fees**
Summer 8 $14,904 $599
Fall 18 $27,660 (flat fee) $382
Spring 18 $27,660 (flat fee) $381
Summer 2 $3,726 $249
Fall 16-18 $27,660 (flat fee) $382
Spring 16-18 $27,660 (flat fee) $381
Summer 2 $3,726 $294

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program

Semester # of Units Tuition USC Fees**
Fall 10 $18,630 $452
Spring 14 $26,082 $381
Summer 12 $22,356 $294

Note: OTD costs are listed for students who have earned a Master’s degree in the Division within the past five years. All other students may require additional coursework to be determined.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Occupational Science

Currently, students selected for admission to the PhD program are awarded fellowships or assistantships which cover 12 units of tuition support in fall, spring and summer, an annual stipend of $40,000, and student health and dental benefits. Total support is estimated to be over $60,000 per year.

Fees and Additional Expenses

* USC Undergraduate Fees include: one-time $450 orientation fee, Student health service fee ($349/semester, summer $246), Student programming fee ($64/semester during undergraduate year, $40 during graduate year), Norman H. Topping Student Aid Fund ($8/semester).

** USC Graduate Fees include: one-time $55 orientation fee, one-time $250 lab fee for OT406 (first semester of Entry-Level MA Program), Student health service fee ($349/semester, summer $246), Student programming fee ($40/semester), Norman H. Topping Student Aid Fund ($8/semester).

Additional expenses may include:

  • USC Financial Aid Office estimates annual undergraduate student costs of $15,395 for room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies, $1,452 for personal and miscellaneous and $553 for transportation.
  • USC Financial Aid Office estimates annual graduate student costs of $17,800 for room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies, $2,231 for personal and miscellaneous and $2,451 for transportation.