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.

Programs and Resources

Funding for historically marginalized students pursuing Master's and Doctoral programs

Merit based Master's scholarships

2 day visitation program

Graduate visitation program for Cal State University students

Student resources, programs, and organizations

Explore current engineering research

Information processing, computer and communications technologies

Leaders in artificial intelligence, graphics, and virtual reality research

“To increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in STEM fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.”


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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Published on August 12th, 2020

Last updated on March 23rd, 2023