Financial Benefit

One of the major benefits of the progressive degree program is starting work on a master’s degree while you are still completing requirements for a bachelor’s degree. It is a great opportunity to deepen your learning, while preparing for your future career, and to do so in as little as one additional year.

In addition to the ability to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in your time at USC, you may also qualify to have the master’s tuition cost lumped  into your undergraduate tuition rate. Each student has a unique financial situation, so we encourage you to contact USC Financial Aid with your questions about progressive degree programs.

For your reference and planning, please review the tuition costs for the respective master’s programs below. Please note that this is the tuition costs for master’s students, and progressive degree students may receive a different cost based on your classification with USC:

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Progressive degree students are classified as undergraduate students until their undergraduate degree is conferred or they complete 144 units, whichever comes first.  We encourage you to review the USC Financial Aid webpage about progressive degree programs here.

Students are encouraged to check with the financial aid office to see how a progressive degree might impact their current aid.