Master of Fine ArtsTuition, Fees & Expenses

Based on the 2022-23 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

Tuition and Fees

Tuition (Unit Base: $2,137) $51,288
Graduate School Application Fee $90
Orientation Fee $55
Student Health Service Fee $1054
Student Programming Fee $128
Norman H. Topping Student Aid Fund Fee $16
Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna):
Fall $805
Spring/Summer $1,468
Dental Insurance (Optional) $136
Total Tuition and Fees $55,040*

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 $19,530
Books and Supplies $900
Transportation $2,628
Personal Expenses $2,422
Total Living Expenses $24,480*

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

Last updated: August 8, 2022