DEN@Viterbi: Pursuing Programs from Outside the United States

If you are interested in earning your Engineering Master’s Degree via DEN@Viterbi from outside of the United States, please follow the below guidelines so that we can better serve you through this process.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All applicants interested in pursuing their graduate degree online must be approved by DEN@Viterbi to pursue their program from outside of the United States. Pre-approval is the first step and is outlined below.

If you are aware of the guidelines and are ready to begin the approval process, please complete the International Studies on DEN@Viterbi Application Form

DEN@Viterbi requires that all examinations are proctored at established proctoring centers, or through proctoring resources by DEN@Viterbi approved corporations. It is important that all prospective students interested in pursuing their program from outside of the United States are approved prior to applying for admission into their desired program.

We will contact you once you have been approved to apply as a DEN@Viterbi applicant.

Review the DEN@Viterbi Technical Requirements, allowing you to engage with our proprietary web-based delivery system that enables students from around the world to access classes live, on demand or by download. The technical requirements include accessing our: online course management system, archived lecture videos, electronic documents, electronic homework submission, and live web conferencing systems. Prospective students should be comfortable with internet technologies, such as using web browsers and internet media applications, or Windows Media Player at a minimum.
The DEN@Viterbi team will review your completed submission of the International Studies on DEN@Viterbi Application Form (Step 1).

Please note that in order to be approved:

DEN@Viterbi requires that all examinations are proctored by your employer (learning managers, etc.), or through USC-approved proctoring centers. DEN@Viterbi will work directly with your employer, or the identified proctoring center to preserve the academic integrity of the degree programs.

Please note that if you do not have learning support through an employer, a proctoring center must be identified in order for you to pursue any graduate program via DEN@Viterbi.
International students should understand exam timing requirements. While we will work with your employer or a proctoring center for exam proctoring support, there is little flexibility on the date of exams and students will need to plan accordingly.
We will contact you once you have been approved to apply as a DEN@Viterbi applicant.

Now you are ready to apply!

For detailed information on how to prepare your USC Graduate Application, visit How to Apply

International DEN@Viterbi students must have an Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) score of 90, with no less than 20 on each section or an IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6 on each band score. Official scores must be received directly from the testing service and date no earlier than two years (24 months) prior to the start of your intended first term at USC. USC will only accept electronic IELTS scores. Paper scores are not considered official.

If you would like details on whether or not you are exempt from meeting the English-proficiency requirement for the University, please visit the English Proficiency Requirements page or contact DEN@Viterbi.usc.edu.