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College of Social Work

Tuition and Fees

The cost of education is always an important consideration. Use the charts on this page to help you prepare for the cost of attending graduate school at the College of Social Work. 

Visit the USC Fee Schedule at the Bursar's Office website for more detailed information regarding fees. In case of an inconsistency between this page and the Bursar’s fee schedule, the Bursar’s Office is the final authority. The fee schedule below is current as of Fall 2018 and subject to change.

Full-Time Students (Per Semester)

Academic Fees Resident Non-Resident
MSW Full-time (15 hours) $6,825 $14,598
Health Professions Program Fee $800 $1,100
Technology Fee $200 $200
Seat Confirmation Fee $120 $120
Total Full-time $7,945  $16,018 


Advanced Standing and Part-Time Students (Per Credit Hour)

Academic Fees Resident Non-Resident
MSW Part-time (6-9 hours/term) $568.75 $1,216.50 
Health Professions Program Fee  $80  $110 
Seat Confirmation Fee  $120  $120 
Technology Fee  $17  $17 


One-Time Required Fees

Fee Amount Description
Matriculation Fee  $80 A one-time, non-refundable matriculation fee of $80 is assessed to all degree-seeking students.
Enrichment Fee $970 Students are assessed a non-refundable, one-time enrichment fee. The fee is used by the college for expenses such as, workshops, field travel, professional liability insurance, and to meet accreditation requirements outlined by the policy and accreditation body for the College of Social Work.


International Student Fees

Fee Amount
International Student Enrollment Fee (one-time charge) $750               

Additional Fees (Per Semester)

Student Health Center Fee

Fee Amount
Graduate Assistants (less than 12 hours) $190
Graduate Students (9-11 hours) $190
Graduate Students (6-8 hours)  $127

Health Insurance
Graduate students enrolled in at least six hours, graduate assistants and international students must have health insurance coverage. Students are not required to use a specific provider.

Fee Amount
Student Health Insurance Fee                       $2,047