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 2016-2017 is $1,733 per unit. There is a flat fee of $25,721 each semester for 12-18 undergraduate units or 15-18 graduate units, otherwise tuition is charged on a per unit basis.

Estimated 2016-2017 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 2017-2018.

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program

Year/Semester # of Units Tuition USC Fees*
1/Fall and Spring 12-18 each semester $51,442 $1,125
2/Fall and Spring 12-18 each semester $51,442 $775
3/Fall and Spring 12-18 each semester $51,442 (flat fee) $775
4/Fall and Spring 18 each semester $51,442 (flat fee) $775
5/Summer (Fieldwork) 2 $3,466 $290
5/Fall and Spring 16-18 each semester $51,442 (flat fee) $713
5/Summer (Fieldwork) 2 $3,466 $290

Post-Professional On-Campus Master of Arts Program

Semester # of Units Tuition USC Fees**
Fall 16-18 $25,721 (flat fee) $411.50
Spring 16-18 $25,721 (flat fee) $356.50

Post-Professional Online Master of Arts Program

Semester # of Units Tuition USC Fees**
Spring 1 6 $10,398 $411.50
Summer 1 4 $6,932 $290.00
Fall 1 6 $10,398 $356.50
Spring 2 6 $10,398 $356.50
Summer 2 4 $6,932 $290.00
Fall 2 6 $10,398 $356.50

Entry-Level Professional Master of Arts Program

Semester # of Units Tuition USC Fees**
Summer 8 $13,864 $346.00
Fall 18 $25,721 (flat fee) $356.50
Spring 18 $25,721 (flat fee) $356.50
Summer 2 $3,466 $290.00
Fall 16-18 $25,721 (flat fee) $356.50
Spring 16-18 $25,721 (flat fee) $356.50
Summer 2 $3,466 $290.00

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program

Semester # of Units Tuition USC Fees**
Fall 10 $17,330 $411.50
Spring 14 $24,262 $356.50
Summer 12 $20,796 $290.00

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 $37,000, and student health and dental benefits. Total support is estimated to be over $60,000 per year.


* USC Fees include: one-time $350 orientation fee, Student health service fee ($282/semester, summer $153), Student programming fee ($64/semester during undergraduate year, $40 during graduate year), Student services fee ($18.50/semester during undergraduate year, $12.50/semester during graduate year), Norman H. Topping Student Aid Fund ($8/semester).

** USC Fees include: one-time $55 orientation fee, Student health service fee ($282/semester, summer $153), Student programming fee ($40/semester), Student services fee ($12.50/semester), Norman H. Topping Student Aid Fund ($8/semester).

Additional expenses may include:

  • Optional student health insurance (verification of other health insurance is required if student health insurance is not purchased at registration). Current USC Student Health Fees are: Fall 2015 $610, Spring/Summer 2016 $1,102.
  • Stafford Loan Fees are estimated at $234 per year and Graduate PLUS Loan Fees are estimated at $1,207 per year.
  • USC Financial Aid Office estimates annual undergraduate student costs of $13,855 for room and board, $1,500 for books and supplies, $1,000 for personal and miscellaneous and $580 for transportation.
  • USC Financial Aid Office estimates annual graduate student costs of $16,100 for room and board, $1,344 for books and supplies, $1,828 for personal and miscellaneous and $2,588 for transportation.