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University of Southern California MS in Computer Science

996 Master's Degrees Awarded
$116,456 Average Salary

The main focus area for this major is Computer Science. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Computer Science is a major offered under the computer and information sciences program of study at University of Southern California. Here, you’ll find out more about the major master’s degree program in compsci, including such details as the number of graduates, diversity of students, and more.

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How Much Does a Master’s in CompSci from USC Cost?

$48,715 Average Tuition and Fees

USC Graduate Tuition and Fees

During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time graduate students at USC paid an average of $0 per credit hour. No discount was available for in-state students. Information about average full-time graduate student tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

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

How Much Can You Make With a MS in CompSci From USC?

$116,456 Average Salary
High Earnings Boost

compsci who receive their master’s degree from USC make an average of $116,456 a year during the early days of their career. That is 15% higher than the national average of $101,447.


Does USC Offer an Online MS in CompSci?

USC does not offer an online option for its compsci master’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the USC Online Learning page.

USC Master’s Student Diversity for CompSci

996 Master's Degrees Awarded
32.7% Women
9.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 996 master’s degrees in compsci awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

About 32.7% of the students who received their MS in compsci in 2019-2020 were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 29.4%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 9.0% of the compsci master’s degrees at USC in 2019-2020. This is lower than the nationwide number of 15%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 70
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 13
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 49
International Students 847
Other Races/Ethnicities 12

MS in CompSci Focus Areas at USC

Computer Science students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Computer Science 996

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to computer science.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 146
Computer Software & Applications 72
Computer Systems Networking 1
Information Technology 25

View All Computer Science Related Majors >


*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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