Tuition

The estimated cost of tuition and fees for an online student who begins the program in the 2013–14 academic year will vary depending upon the specific course of study. 1

Master of Arts in Teaching Full Time

Track Credential Options Units Tuition and Fees
Master of Arts in Teaching Without Credential 30 $47,518
With Credential 32 $50,720
Master of Arts in Teaching-TESOL Without Credential 30 $48,378

Master of Arts in Teaching Part Time

Track Credential Options Units Tuition and Fees
Master of Arts in Teaching Without Credential 30 $48,200
With Credential 32 $51,470
Master of Arts in Teaching-TESOL Without Credential 30 $48,998

Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

Track Units Tuition and Fees
Master of Education in Teacher Leadership Full Time 32 $50,655
Master of Education in Teacher Leadership Part Time 32 $51,538

Adding a Credential or Certificate

Students can earn a Special Education Credential and/or Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Certificate in addition to their course of study. Adding one of these options will cost an additional $4,617–$25,916, depending upon which option is chosen.

1Please note the following:

  • These amounts are estimates based on 2013–14 tuition and fees. Tuition and fees typically increase each year by 4.84 percent, which is the average annual tuition increase over the past five years. Tuition and fees are set by the USC Board of Trustees and typically increase each year in the fall term.
  • Students can expect to spend up to $3,000 for books, supplies, Internet connectivity and expenses related to the credentialing process.
  • These estimates also do not include the cost of the USC Health Insurance Plan for Online Students, which is administered by United Healthcare Student Resources. This plan is optional for online students. More information about this plan is available at: USC Distance Learning Health Plan.
  • Admitted applicants are required to submit a $200 nonrefundable deposit to confirm their enrollment for the term in which they applied. The deposit will be credited to tuition owed in the first term of enrollment.

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