Master of Fine ArtsTuition, Fees & Expenses

Based on the 2019-20 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 2019-20


Tuition and Fees

Tuition (Unit Base: $1,928) $46,272
Orientation Fee $55
Student Health Service Fee $733
Student Programming Fee $86
Norman H. Topping Student Aid Fund Fee $16
Blue Cross of California Health Insurance:
Fall $753
Spring/Summer $1,255
Dental Insurance (Optional) $136
Total Tuition and Fees $49,396*

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 $15,916
Books and Supplies $1,200
Transportation $584
Personal Expenses $1,564
Total Living Expenses $19,264*

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

Last updated: June 6, 2019