Rankings and Awards
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 the Office of Graduate and Professional Programs, 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.
Our overall graduate engineering program is highly ranked. Among our peer institution, we have one of the most established and innovative online programs allowing off campus students to be integrated into the classroom experiences.
Our DEN@Viterbi students receive dedicated support through our office of Graduate and Professional Programs. We are proud of our graduates and constantly review student progress and provide as much university support as needed. Faculty are fully engaged in the process of supporting DEN@Viterbi students. We take academic integrity seriously and know that our graduates have truly earned their USC degree.
Faculty Credentials & Training
A majority of our faculty have full time status. Most of our faculty are also tenured or tenured-track with members of the National Academy of Engineering. We don’t sacrifice instructional quality by having separate faculty teach our distance courses. Faculty have dedicated instructional support while teaching their courses through DEN@Viterbi.
Student Services & Technology
A dedicated infrastructure complete with student services and IT services in wide ranging areas of advisement, homework and exams, technical support, and more – We have over 40 years of experience supporting distance students and constantly innovate to meet the educatonal needs of our students.
Our DEN@Viterbi students meet the same high quality admission standards. As such, we have the highest quality students in terms of admission criteria.
DEN@Viterbi is making headlines when it comes to leading the online engineering space. Here’s a sample a recent news:
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.