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Tuition and Financial Aid
Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) Degree

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

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.


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.