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University of Southern California Reviews of Master's in Liberal Arts

10 Reviews

Locations:   Los Angeles (CA) 

Annual Tuition: $61,503

0% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Master's in Liberal Arts

Student Reviews - Master's in Liberal Arts

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binh ngo

Reviewed: 12/5/2015

Degree: Liberal Arts

Living expenses, especially rent, around school area is getting higher every year while stipend remains the same. Graduate students really struggle to find a place to live nearby campus (the safe zone). The school needs to rethink how to help students in humanities in getting jobs after graduation. Academia is no longer an option for all since job availability is very limited. USC is not among the big names(i.e. Georgetown, Stanford, U Penn) in humanities, and this is hard for USC students to compete... Read More

Chaelee Chaput

Reviewed: 5/23/2014

Degree: Liberal Arts

Pros: A great education with connections that will last a lifetime. Cons: Incredibly expensive with little to no aid for masters students.

Alyssa Grieco

Reviewed: 1/13/2014

Degree: Liberal Arts

This program has mostly benefits. All of the faculty are working writers that can truly help students achieve their full academic potential and the classes are wonderful. The only drawbacks are the expense and the unsafe areas around campus.

Makiah Green

Reviewed: 12/4/2013

Degree: Liberal Arts

I love MPW mainly because of the freedom professors give us to work on our thesis projects over time. I never feel like I am given assignments just to do them. Every writing assignment has a specific purpose and I am happy to be a part of this dynamic community. Unfortunately, Dean Kay feels otherwise and plans to cut the program in Spring of 2016 for supposed financial reasons. I hope that he will come to recognize the validity and overall benefit that this program provides to the university. As... Read More

Azia Squire

Reviewed: 4/30/2013

Degree: Liberal Arts

USC is a fantastic school, you can't get around that -- specifically for my program at the School of Cinematic Arts, it is recognized as the number one program in the entire country. I'm honored to have been selected for such an extraordinary and wildly praised program. The network, the facilities, the career support and access to successful and working artists is the biggest pro of attending a USC School of Cinematic Arts program. It's a way to enter the industry but in a safety net, spend two years... Read More

Ariel Smith

Reviewed: 3/20/2013

Degree: Liberal Arts

For anyone who has ever had a dream of writing a novel, screenplay, memoir-you name it!- USC's Master's of Professional Writing is THE place to be. Not only do you have the opportunity to engage in workshop of your own pieces, but you learn valuable business and networking techniques that will forever benefit you as a writer

Lauren Dunn

Reviewed: 1/12/2013

Degree: Liberal Arts

The graduate program is not only competitive but very challenging. It is preparing me for a future in my field and setting me up for the highest level of success. The use of technology is exceptional and the level of support is outstanding. The requirements and expectations are high in order for all students to succeed. The program is very expensive but the reputation of the school is extremely good.

Lily Velez

Reviewed: 1/1/2013

Degree: Liberal Arts

The MSW@USC is an excellent program, as it allows students from all over the nation to be a part of a top-tier Master's of Social Work program without leaving home. The technology takes distance learning to a whole new level! Students interact with their classmates and professors each week in a virtual classroom that offers the semblance of normal campus life. The program is challenging, helping students grow immensely in their work ethic and knowledge of the material.

Christina Wolfgram

Reviewed: 10/8/2012

Degree: Liberal Arts

This is not a glamorous part of LA, so it takes some getting used to. However, the faculty is unabashedly available and excited to help students succeed in their work.

Aness Webster

Reviewed: 9/28/2012

Degree: Liberal Arts

The environment of my department is excellent.


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