Rankings and Awards
Top 5 Online Graduate Engineering ProgramU.S. News and World Report, 2021
Top Ranked Online Graduate Engineering Progam
Find out why USC Viterbi is Top Ranked for Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs (across 40+ programs) by the U.S. News and World Report, 2021.
Top 2 Online Graduate Information Technology
(Computer Science) Program
#2 Online Graduate Information Technology (Computer Science) Program
Find out why USC Viterbi is a Top Ranked Online Graduate Information Technology (Computer Science) program by the U.S. News and World Report, 2021.
Top Ranked Online Graduate Engineering Program for VeteransU.S. News and World Report, 2021
Top Ranked Online Graduate Engineering Progam
Find out why our 40+ graduate engineering programs are top ranked for veterans by the U.S. News and World Report, 2021
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Distance Education Network, or DEN@Viterbi, is one of the top-ranked online graduate engineering programs in the nation, offering 40+ graduate programs. As part of Viterbi Admission & Student Engagement, DEN@Viterbi extends the reach of graduate and professional programs to the world by utilizing a combination of blended education and cutting-edge technologies. By leveraging its talented faculty and staff to build program applications and systems in-house, including student facing and behind-the-scenes infrastructure, DEN@Viterbi provides unparalleled interaction and attention between faculty and students. Through the program, students develop their professional capabilities while earning a degree or certification that is highly respected across the world’s most reputable engineering corporations.
USC Viterbi is consistently top-ranked for online graduate engineering and computer science programs by the U.S. News & World Report which recognizes USC's excellence in peer reputation, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and admission selectivity.
Faculty Credentials & Training
Student Services & Technology
Top Five in the Nation for 9 consecutive years: USC Viterbi's more than 40 Online Programs in Engineering, Computer Science
January 26, 2021
DEN@Viterbi, launched nearly 50 years ago, consistently among the best, per U.S. News & World Report
USC Viterbi ranked the best program in Computer Science and tied for second in overall Engineering
January 14, 2019
For the 7th straight year, the CS program is the top & the overall online engineering program is in the top 5 by U.S. News & World Report.
U.S. News ranks USC No. 1 in two key online graduate programs
January 10, 2017
The latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report place the USC Viterbi School of Engineering atop its annual rankings of online graduate programs.
USC Viterbi's named Best Online Graduate Engineering Program for Veterans
U.S. News and World Report recognizes USC Viterbi as the #1 Online Graduate Engineering program for Veterans.
It's a three-peat: USC Viterbi online programs ranked No. 1
January 7, 2015
For the third year in a row, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has received a No. 1 ranking in Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs by U.S. News & World Report
From paralyzed to PhD: A robotics engineer's road to academic success
May 18, 2014
Ryan Williams receives his PhD in undersea robotics research from USC Viterbi, on only his second visit to USC since an accident more than six years ago that left him mostly paralyzed from the neck down. DEN@Viterbi, along with the growing ease of connecting virtually, enabled Williams to complete his academic goals.
USC Viterbi Ranked #1
January 7, 2014
USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Distance Education Network was ranked first by U.S. News and World Report for the second year in a row. The program provides students the opportunity to continue their education and earn their degree completely online.
How to Earn a Graduate Degree on a Smartphone
November 14, 2013
With the help of a smartphone or tablet, graduate engineering students at USC can access live streaming lectures and interact with their lecturer and fellow students.
U.S. Navy Pilot earns degree in combat zone
May 17, 2013
The Navy lieutenant needed armed guards and an armored car to get to an exam site in Kabul, Afghanistan. A deadly bomb attack also caused him to his miss classes — transmitted live via the Internet — but he persevered and earned a master's degree in engineering from the University of Southern California while commanding a top security team.
#1 Online Graduate Engineering program (2013)
January 16, 2013
DEN@Viterbi is ranked #1 in both the Online Graduate Engineering Programs and Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs (computer science). Recognition includes excellence in peer reputation, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and admission selectivity.