About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-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 rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
- Student Life
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
Alumni and Giving
The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) Degree
- MASTER OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION (MDR) DEGREE
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We know that pursuing a graduate degree requires a major commitment of both time and financial resources.
Tuition for 2018-19 for full-time students will be charged on a flat rate basis and is $64,064 plus mandatory fees, which are detailed below. Tuition for 2018-19 for part-time students will be charged on a per unit basis and is $2,477 per unit plus mandatory fees, which are detailed below. If you would like an estimate of your full-time or your part-time tuition and fees along with living expenses, books and supplies, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2018-19 Tuition and Fee Schedule
The figures below represent the cost for a full academic year. These fees are divided equally between the fall and spring semesters unless otherwise noted.
|Tuition||$64,064 (flat rate up to 30 units)|
|USC Health Center Fee||$698|
|Graduate & International Programs Fee (Fall only)||$175|
|Graduate Programming Fee||$80|
|Student Bar Association Fee||$50|
|Norman Topping Scholarship Fee||$16|
|USC Health Insurance Plan (Can be waived, if proof of coverage provided)*||$2,041 (fall = $730; spring/summer = $1,311)|
|Tuition Refund Insurance (Optional)||$240|
|Parking Permit (Optional)||$1,000 (estimate)|
|USC Dental Insurance (Optional)||$136 (fall only, but coverage is for the full year)|
*International Students: Please note that most international health insurance plans are not accepted. Thus, most international students purchase the USC Health Insurance Plan. Your insurance plan must meet the minimum requirements to support your visa as well as the criteria listed here.
Note: Your admission commitment deposit ($500) will be credited towards your fall tuition and fees.
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.
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 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.