M.F.A. Tuition, Fees & Expenses

Acting & Dramatic Writing (M.F.A.)

Based on the 2013-14 academic year, the following are estimated two-semester costs at USC for a full-time master's student (12 units) living in university housing or in non-university housing, not with parents or relatives (other than a spouse):

Estimated Budget 2013-14
Tuition (Unit Base: $1,536) $36,864
Orientation Fee $35
Student Health Service Fee $524
Student Programming Fee $75
Student Services Fee $25
Norman H. Topping Student Aid Fund Fee $16
Blue Cross of California Health Insurance:
Fall $605
Spring/Summer $914
Dental Insurance (Optional) $136
Total Tuition and Fees $39,194*

Note: The total cost listed above represents a domestic student with dental insurance. Total expenses for international students or those opting out of dental insurance may differ.

Living Expenses
Room and Board                                     $12,000
Books and Supplies $500
Transportation $2,028
Personal Expenses $1,828
Total Living Expenses $16,356*


*The above represents an estimated budget of fees and expenses. Fees may be subject to change without notice.

Last updated: September 9, 2013