Graduate Diversity

Diversity at the Viterbi School of Engineering

Interested in Advancing Your Education and Career?

We invite you to explore the ways in which the USC Viterbi School of Engineering supports students from diverse backgrounds and populations. We also look forward to meeting many of you at the upcoming diversity conferences and recruitment fairs where you can learn more about our M.S., Ph.D and Summer Research opportunities!

Through our world-class faculty, rich academic programs, stellar student services and mentoring resources, we are committed to attracting, retaining, training, and graduating our outstanding students. We seek to aid in the training engineering professionals and equip them with a specialized skill set that is best suited to discover, integrate, and adapt to new knowledge and experiences as the technology, culture, and needs of the global society continue to evolve.

We are proud of our diverse community and strive to ensure that all members of our community experience equity, access and opportunity–both in and out of the classroom. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to supporting and promoting the diversity and inclusion of all students.

Fellowships and Progams

  • USC GEM Fellowships: Funding for historically marginalized students pursuing Master's and Doctoral programs- Meet the current GEM Fellows here!


      Student Organizations

      Name: Emily Anne Vargas

      Program: Ph.D Materials Science

      Name: Jose Cobena-Reyes

      Program: Ph.D Chemical Engineering

      Name: Zakiyyah Brown

      Program: Ph.D Environmental Engineering

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