join us for CSU@USC Day

About the Program

The University of Southern California-Viterbi School of Engineering is proud to present  CSU@USC Visitation Day!

This program will take an overall look at the engineering graduate school experience. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with current students, faculty, and staff, and will walk away with an understanding of the lifecycle for Masters & PhD programs in engineering and computer science. Our goal is to share a practical understanding about the value of pursuing graduate education and provide pathways and tools tailored for CSU students to achieve their academic and professional goals.

When:      Friday, February 21, 2025

Time - TBD...

Where:     Coming Soon...

Program Highlights

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore the benefits of an advanced degree
  • Learn the difference between doctoral programs and master’s programs in engineering and computer science
  • Gain knowledge on how to prepare and apply to graduate school
  • Acquire communication tactics that can support graduate school applications as well as professional endeavors
  • Discover how to fund graduate education
  • Receive resume and interview tips
  • Engage with current engineering graduate students, faculty, and staff
  • Find out about summer research opportunities


  • All students currently enrolled in the Cal State University (CSU) system  
  • We encourage students majoring in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or physical sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) to join. Students outside of STEM are also welcome to join to learn more about our interdisciplinary data science programs
  • Interest is particularly encouraged from students who are Black/African American, Latino/Chicano American, and Native American

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to attend this event may contact Juli Legat (legat@usc.edu). It is requested that individuals requiring accommodations or auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify us at least seven days prior to the event. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.

Travel Grants

Travel grants are available for a limited number of CSU participants traveling from select universities. If you are traveling from one of the universities listed below, you will be contacted with further instructions. 


CSUs Eligible for Travel Grants

California Polytechnic State University, HumboldtCalifornia State University, East BayCalifornia State University, Stanislaus
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoCalifornia State University, FresnoSan Diego State University
California State University Maritime AcademyCalifornia State University, Monterey BaySan Francisco State University
California State University, BakersfieldCalifornia State University, SacramentoSan Jose State University
California State University, ChicoCalifornia State University, San MarcosSonoma State University

CSU@USC Day is Friday, September 29th

registration is now closed


As a premier engineering institution, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering takes pride in its shared responsibility for developing high-achieving, diverse graduates who are fully representative of our pluralistic society and can tackle the ever-evolving needs of the global community. With our world-class professors, rich academic programs, and stellar student services, we are dedicated to supporting and mentoring this next generation of exceptional engineers. We believe that engineers, as multicultural and diverse as the world they design for, who are lifelong learners, and with a bounty of talent are best prepared to advance technology with social and environmental responsibility. Therefore, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering strives to be a leader in this pursuit to engineer a better world for all humanity.

Questions? Contact Juli Legat at legat@usc.edu.

Published on February 14th, 2020

Last updated on June 19th, 2024