Tuition

The estimated cost of tuition and fees for an online student who begins the program in the 2014–15 academic year will vary depending upon the specific course of study.

Master of Arts in Teaching Full Time

Track Credential Options Units Tuition and Fees
Master of Arts in Teaching Without Credential 30 $48,060
With Credential 32 $51,264
Master of Arts in Teaching-TESOL Without Credential 30 $48,400

 

Master of Arts in Teaching Part Time

Track Credential Options Units Tuition and Fees
Master of Arts in Teaching Without Credential 30 $49,012
With Credential 32 $52,352
Master of Arts in Teaching-TESOL Without Credential 30 $49,012

 

Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

Track Units Tuition and Fees
Master of Education in Teacher Leadership Full Time 32 $52,237
Master of Education in Teacher Leadership Part Time 32 $52,352

 

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.

EdD in Organizational Change and Leadership

Below is the estimated cost of tuition and fees for an online student who begins the program in January 2015.

Students who currently hold a master’s degree:

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Total
Enrolled Units 18 18 7 43
Tuition $29,243 $30,482 $12,700 $71,909

Students who do not hold a master’s degree:

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Total
Enrolled Units 17 18 18 7 60
Tuition $27,573 $30,482 $31,773 $12,854 $102,529

 

Please note the following:

  • The Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education amounts are estimates based on 2014-2015 tuition and fees. The EdD amounts are estimates based on the 2015-2016 tuition and fees. Tuition and fees typically increase each year by 4.22 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.
  • USC requires that all students carry comprehensive health insurance, either through USC or an alternate provider. Detailed information on this requirement and on the USC Health Plan for Online Students, including costs, may be found online at the USC Engemann Student Health Center.
  • For EdD in Organizational Change and Leadership students, the estimated cost does not include travel expenses for the required on-campus immersion.
  • 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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