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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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Entry-Level Master’s (MA)
of Occupational Therapy
Cost of Attendance

Please note
Current Entry-Level Master’s degree students will complete the master’s program as outlined in the USC Catalogue, and upon completion, have the option to pursue the Post-Professional OTD degree. The entry-level master’s program admitted its last class in June 2021.

New Entry-Level OTD Program
The Chan Division has initiated the ACOTE process to transition the entry-level master’s to an accredited Entry-Level Doctorate (OTD) program. The Entry-Level OTD degree program has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE®), and we are accepting applicants for the upcoming application cycle (program start in fall of 2023). Updates will be provided on our website throughout the accreditation process as they become available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please note: The Entry-Level Master’s program admitted its last class in 2021. This webpage is only for informational and retrospective reference.

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 cost of attendance is presented below.

Semester # of Units Estimated Tuition USC Fees
Summer 8 $16,280 $485
Fall 18 $30,223 (flat fee) $475
Spring 18 $30,223 (flat fee) $475
Summer 2 $4,070 $180
Fall 16-18 $30,223 (flat fee) $475
Spring 16-18 $30,223 (flat fee) $475
Summer 2 $4,070 $180

USC Graduate Fees include: one-time $55 orientation fee, one-time $250 lab fee for OT516 (first summer semester), Student health service fee ($427/semester, summer $180), Student programming fee ($40/semester), Norman H. Topping Student Aid Fund ($8/semester).

Additional expenses may include: USC Financial Aid Office estimates annual graduate and doctoral student costs of $12,375 for housing, $6,110 for dining/meals, $1,200 for books and supplies, $2,316 for personal and miscellaneous and $2,459 for transportation.