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University of Southern California Doctorate in Public Administration & Social Service

Public Administration & Social Service is a program of study at University of Southern California. The school offers a doctor’s degree in the area. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the doctor’s degree program in public administration and social service, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in Public Administration & Social Service from USC Cost?

$48,715 Average Tuition and Fees

USC Graduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time graduate tuition at USC was $1,995 per credit hour for both in-state and out-of-state students. The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $47,880 $47,880
Fees $835 $835

Does USC Offer an Online Doctorate in Public Administration & Social Service?

If you’re interested in online learning, you’re in luck. USC does offer online classes in its public administration and social service doctor’s degree program. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the USC Online Learning page.

USC Doctorate Student Diversity for Public Administration & Social Service

154 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
78.6% Women
57.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 154 doctor’s degrees in public administration and social service handed out to qualified students. The charts and tables below give more information about these students.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their doctor’s degree in public administration and social service in 2019-2020, 78.6% of them were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 70.1%.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a doctor’s degree in public administration and social service at USC in 2019-2020, 57.8% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is higher than the nationwide number of 38%.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 52
Hispanic or Latino 29
Native American or Alaska Native 1
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2
White 57
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Doctorate in Public Administration & Social Service Focus Areas at USC

Public Administration & Social Service students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Public Policy 2
Social Work 152

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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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