Master of Fine ArtsTuition, Fees & Expenses

Based on the 2017-18 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 for 2017-18

Tuition and Fees

Tuition (Unit Base: $1,800) $43,200
Orientation Fee $55
Student Health Service Fee $667
Student Programming Fee $80
Norman H. Topping Student Aid Fund Fee $16
Blue Cross of California Health Insurance:
Fall $670
Spring/Summer $1,205
Dental Insurance (Optional) $136
Total Tuition and Fees $46,029*

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 $14,886
Books and Supplies $1,200
Transportation $540
Personal Expenses $1,324
Total Living Expenses $17,950*


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

Last updated: Sept. 1, 2017