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70% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
62% of 13 students said they would recommend this school to others
By the OnlineU team | Updated 2/13/2023
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Salary Score for Online Degrees at University of Southern California

Master's Degrees

Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing $129,162 $167,228 100
Business Administration, Management and Operations $86,350 $127,841 100
Health and Medical Administrative Services $76,227 $114,239 99
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other $47,500 $135,775 98
Systems Engineering Not Reported $125,714 96
Civil Engineering $45,126 $81,695 95
Communication and Media Studies $69,720 $63,499 92
Public Administration $71,984 $68,264 90
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology $60,845 $57,415 90
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions $132,343 $71,321 89
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions $220,309 $121,309 88
Gerontology $61,500 $50,914 86
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering $33,249 $108,989 86
Accounting and Related Services $46,849 $65,462 83
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning $50,416 $61,621 83
Social Work $123,809 $50,797 83
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering $44,168 $99,666 83
Mechanical Engineering $54,175 $92,527 80
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions $126,233 $47,828 77
Biomedical/Medical Engineering $52,866 $76,738 73
Computer Science $38,993 $110,796 68
Taxation $50,834 $81,685 63
Geography and Cartography $56,250 $65,686 62
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication $62,615 $52,873 53
Engineering, Other Not Reported $97,458 47
Student Counseling and Personnel Services $98,106 $43,485 46
Public Health $86,817 $51,640 44
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas $73,381 $48,045 44
Library Science and Administration $95,603 $42,614 39
Finance and Financial Management Services Not Reported $67,923 34
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language $58,450 $43,457 33
Educational Administration and Supervision $55,516 $49,443 31
Public Policy Analysis $77,919 $52,304 29
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies $72,118 $54,250 23

Doctoral Degrees

Medicine $232,705 $61,414 83
Educational Administration and Supervision $101,619 $99,851 81

Student Reviews

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In Debt

Reviewed: 1/18/2021


If you are white, you'll have a decent experience with this school. You'll be able to meet with advisors and professors in a timely fashion, get relevant feedback, connections and help. You'll essentially get what you pay for: instruction, objective feedback etc. If you're not white, hold on to your hat. You'll be ignored, probably told to leave, you'll have to hold meetings and formal inquiries to get basic needs met. It's even more difficult online because I sometimes have to rely on my white peers... Read More

Morgan Pavey

Reviewed: 6/30/2019

Degree: Performing Arts

If you are planning to attend USC to study theater, my biggest piece of advice would be to take advantage of your resources outside of the department. Los Angeles is not an easy place to get started as an actor, and school will incubate you from trials and tribulations of beginning a career. It's a great idea to get your feet wet while you're still studying. Go see productions at local theaters, and start cultivating relationships with working professionals as your mentors. Take a class over the... Read More

Catherine Humenuk

Reviewed: 4/15/2019

Degree: Social Work

The online MSW program at USC allows students from anywhere to access excellent professors and a fantastic alumni network. The program offers concentrations in a variety of areas, from macro practice to mental health to military social work. Professors are knowledgeable and passionate. The alumni network - Trojan Nation - is amazing and allows you to find job opportunities anywhere you go in the US.

Kelly Lee

Reviewed: 3/31/2019

Degree: School Counseling

At first I was hesitant because the program is only offered for online-distance learning students. But I find that this really benefits students who are not living near USC and want to become school counselors, and still want to keep their day jobs. I recommend to anyone wanting to enroll in this program to be good at self-discipline and have high self-efficacy skills. I love this program and wouldn't change anything about the way that I have received my learning, and I have gotten to know my professors... Read More


Reviewed: 4/17/2018

Degree: Human Resources

After getting a bachelors degree and law degree in person, I was looking for a prestigious online program that would allow me to work and attend classes. USC has been phenomenal in every dimension. The professors are HR leaders that have worked for very large corporations. My classmates have also been friendly, helpful, and easy to work with. While the degree is expensive, getting a great education from a top-tier school is worth the costs. Fight On!!!


Reviewed: 10/20/2017

Degree: Teaching

Phenomenal experience. I was accepted into USC after teaching at a public institution for a year; I really wanted to take it a step further by getting my masters and pursuing a physics credential. The professors were top notch and really helped me gain a deeper understanding of pedagogical techniques and differentiation geared toward diversity. If all teachers were trained through a program similar to USC Rossier, I believe we would have a much higher number of competent teachers. Being able to "Attend"... Read More

Would have been working if I went elsewhere

Reviewed: 8/25/2017

Degree: Teaching

Worst teaching program ever. Do not go there! They have a test you have to pass to get your credential which other schools do not but no one know much about it so you don't get proper help. They don't answer emails so you have to research stuff on your own with no proper direction. I had to find placement for myself at a school to do student teaching which was their job. I got hired pending getting my credential but I can't get the thing because they have an edtpa test that is very hard to pass but... Read More


Reviewed: 7/22/2016

Degree: Education

This school is very expensive, but its reputation pays for itself. The university's name is great on my resume. The professors were fantastic, and I did feel I received a strong education. I wish the career specialists were more helpful in providing guidance after graduation, though.


Reviewed: 5/31/2016

Degree: Teaching

USC is a fabulous school with amazing teachers who are there to support you as you work your way through your education.

Don't bother with USC online

Reviewed: 4/23/2016

Degree: Communications

Attend on campus or forget it. The online version of the program is a joke with the types of students they let it and the adjunct professors. The real professors teach the classroom on campus. The material is thrown at you to figure out, taking up 15-20 precious hours of your life each week just to be frustrated at how unprofessional it all is. Half of the students in groups attack one another or edge people out..the professional quality and personal characteristics of people that attend is a level... Read More

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