About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
- Alumni and Giving
Tuition & Financial Aid
USC Gould School of Law
- STANDALONE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) CERTIFICATE
- APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
- MASTER OF LAWS (LLM) IN ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- MASTER OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION (MDR) DEGREE
- ORGANIZATIONS, EVENTS AND NEWS
- CONTACT US
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for the standalone ADR certificate is charged on a per unit basis for each semester up to 7 units enrolled. For 2021-22, the per-unit tuition rate is $2,707, and university fees for the academic year is $1,181.
Textbooks and other course materials average an additional $500 per semester.
USC's Office of Student Financial Services offers numerous payment options, including an interest-free USC Payment Plan for tuition and fees, paid in monthly installments.
USC Gould Scholarships
All students admitted to our ADR programs will be considered automatically for merit scholarships and housing stipends. These awards range in amounts up to approximately 50 percent of tuition. Those who are awarded a scholarship will be notified upon receiving their offer of admission.
USC's Office of Academic Honors and Fellowships oversees a number of scholarship, fellowship, and other funding opportunities for graduate students, many of which are open to students in USC Gould's Graduate & International Programs. You may search the Awards and Fellowship Database for opportunities specific to your interests.
We also encourage you to explore financial aid from additional sources in the U.S. or your home country. In order to assist you, we have set forth a list of outside scholarship resources for your reference. While we do not have further information on these organizations nor do we endorse any, we do encourage students to contact the organizations themselves for more information.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents who wish to pay for school through loans from the U.S. government must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed as early as October 1 of the year prior to the year in which you intend to enroll, and should be completed as early as possible. USC's school code is 001328.
After you have successfully completed the FAFSA, you will receive an electronic notification from USC Gould's Office Financial Aid with additional information and instructions on the federal loan application process.
USC's Office of Financial Aid offers information about private educational loans.