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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Bachelor’s to Doctorate (BS to OTD)
in Occupational Therapy
Cost of Attendance

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. Estimated 2023-2024 tuition and fees are presented below. Tuition and fees are subject to change and are expected to be the same or slightly higher for 2024-2025.

Year/Semester # of Units Estimated Tuition USC Fees
1/Fall and Spring 12-18 each semester $66,640 $3,450
2/Fall and Spring 12-18 each semester $66,640 $1,350
3/Fall and Spring 12-18 each semester $66,640 $1,350
4/Fall and Spring 14-18 each semester $62,832 $1,600
5/Summer 14-18 each semester $31,416 $300
5/Fall and Spring 14-18 each semester $65,968 $1,302
5/Summer (Fieldwork) 2 $4,712 $300
6/Fall and Spring
(includes part-time Fieldwork)
6-10 each semester $29,688 $1,302
(Doctoral Capstone Experience)
3 $7,422 $300

USC Undergraduate Fees include: one-time $450 orientation fee, one-time $250 lab fee for OT 516 (taken during year 4), Student health service fee ($600/semester, summer $300), Student programming fee ($64/semester during undergraduate year, $40 during graduate year), Norman H. Topping Student Aid Fund ($11/semester). 

Additional expenses may include: USC Financial Aid Office estimates annual undergraduate student costs of $11,910 for housing, $7,290 for dining/meals, $1,200 for books and supplies, $1,820 for personal and miscellaneous and $464 for transportation.

Cost of Licensure
If you are planning to work in the United States, please note that the costs and requirements for licensure to practice as an occupational therapist vary across states. Check with your state’s occupational therapy board for additional information. Also, consider that NBCOT study material expenses will vary by person. One of our student ambassadors outlined their personal costs and experience with licensure in California. Please review additional information from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) regarding licensure.