Doctoral (PhD) Academic Disciplines PhD Funding and Resources

Graduate students have access to resources in and out of the classroom throughout their academic career at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Student support services and resources are available in a number of ways including financial, career, mentorship, and wellness.


USC aims to fully fund all of its doctoral students. This generally consists of tuition, a stipend for living expenses, and a health benefits package.

>>Doctoral Program Funding<<


Viterbi Graduate Mentorship Program
The Viterbi Graduate Mentorship Program is designed to help new Viterbi graduate students adjust smoothly to life at USC and Los Angeles. Participating new students (mentees) will be paired up with current Viterbi graduate students (mentors).

Viterbi Link
Viterbi Link is your exclusive online mentoring platform where engineering alumni and/or current peer mentors share their career-, industry-, or school-related experiences and information

Mentorship program


Student Wellness
The University is dedicated to fostering a healthy and safe campus environment. Information on a variety of services including: medical, counseling, wellness and health promotion that are available for students.

Safety of students is the #1 priority of USC. USC is trying every effort and would like to do more to protect students as well as educate students to protect themselves. 

Student Organizations
We encourage all graduate students to join student organizations throughout USC. Organizations exist for multiple affiliations, interests, professions, and more. USC has more than 800 student organizations that host programs, events, seminars, and other gathering

Wellness event

Published on November 8th, 2019

Last updated on August 18th, 2023