Career Opportunities for Graduates

Career options for graduates include, but are not limited to:

  • graduate studies in Ph.D. and other professional programs
  • research scientists in academic or industry settings
  • research, validation and field applications scientists
  • outcomes research, clinical trial managers, project coordinators
  • institution contract and licensing manager
  • educators: community college, primary and secondary schools, technical and specialty schools
  • consultants
  • medical science liaisons
  • marketing professionals
  • founders and executives of biotech firms
  • investor relations, analysts, investment banking, fund managers, business development (additional degreed or nondegreed business training required)
  • associates, attorneys, counsels (JD required) or technical specialists and patent agents in law firms
  • agents or officers in government agencies such as FDA, USPTO, NIH

Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid

Estimated budgets for tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, and other living expenses can be found in the university catalogue and here. Tuition is charged at the same rate for both in-state and out-of-state residents.

Students may apply for financial aid through USC Financial Aid Office, which provides additional information for federally backed student loans, private financing, and federal work-study program. Limited funding opportunities can be found at the Office of Academic Honors and Fellowships and USC Graduate School.

USC Office of International Services

The Office of International Services (OIS) provides continuing support services for international students. Professionally trained counselors and student peer counselors are available to advise international students on important issues such as immigration regulations, academic progress, financial concerns, housing, and cross-cultural adjustment. Through this office, students can receive information about social and cultural activities.