Rankings and Awards

Top 5 Online Graduate Engineering Program

U.S. News and World Report, 2022

Top Ranked Online Graduate Engineering Progam

Find out why USC Viterbi is consistently ranked in the Top 5 for Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs (across 40+ programs) by the U.S. News and World Report, 2022.

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Top 5 Online Graduate Information Technology
(Computer Science) Program

U.S. News and World Report, 2022

Top 5 Online Graduate Information Technology (Computer Science) Program

Find out why USC Viterbi is consistently ranked in the Top 5 Online Graduate Information Technology (Computer Science) program by the U.S. News and World Report, 2022.

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Top 5 Ranked Online Graduate Engineering Program for Veterans

U.S. News and World Report, 2022

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, 2022.

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Rankings

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.

Engagement

Quality online engineering programs promote participation in courses, allowing students opportunities to readily interact with their instructors and classmates, as is possible in a campus-based setting. In turn, instructors are not only accessible and responsive, but they are also tasked with helping to create an experience rewarding enough that students stay enrolled and complete their degrees in a reasonable amount of time.

Faculty Credentials and Training

Strong online programs employ instructors with academic credentials that mirror those of instructors for campus-based programs, and they have the resources to train these instructors to teach distance learners.

Expert Opinion

A survey of high-ranking academic officials in engineering helps account for intangible factors affecting program quality that statistics do not capture. Also, employers may hold in high regard degrees from programs that academics respect.

Services & Technology

Programs that incorporate diverse online learning technologies allow greater flexibility for students to take classes and labs from a distance. Outside of classes, strong support structures provide learning assistance, career guidance and financial aid resources commensurate with quality campus-based programs.

Student Excellence

Student bodies entering with proven aptitudes, ambitions and accomplishments can handle the demands of rigorous coursework. Furthermore, online degrees that schools award judiciously will have greater legitimacy in the job market.

News

DEN@Viterbi is making headlines when it comes to leading the online engineering space. Here's a collection of recent news regarding our program:

Top Five in the Nation for 10 Consecutive Years: USC Viterbi’s Online Programs in Engineering, Computer Science

January 25, 2022

The U.S News & World Report ranks DEN@Viterbi as consistently among the best online graduate degree programs in the nation.

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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

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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.

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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.

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USC Viterbi's named Best Online Graduate Engineering Program for Veterans

January 2016

U.S. News and World Report recognizes USC Viterbi as the #1 Online Graduate Engineering program for Veterans.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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#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.

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Published on July 13th, 2017

Last updated on April 10th, 2022