Viterbi Graduate STEP Workshop

Step Towards Engineering Programs

No longer accepting applications for 2023

About the Workshop

The Viterbi Graduate Step Toward Engineering Programs (STEP) Workshop invites students to explore master’s and doctoral degree programs during a 2-day workshop at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in Los Angeles, CA. During the Viterbi Graduate STEP Workshop, students from across the country can explore our rich academic programs, exciting research opportunities, world-class faculty,  stellar student services, and valuable mentoring resources.

In fulfilling our mission, the Viterbi Graduate STEP Workshop actively seeks engineering achievers from diverse backgrounds, particularly students who have been historically underrepresented in the field of engineering, including African Americans, Native Americans, and the Latinx community.

2023 Viterbi Graduate STEP Workshop Details

Dates: Thursday, April 27 & Friday, April 28 (2 full days - students should plan to arrive on April 26 and depart on April 29)

Location: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Housing accommodations will be at the USC Hotel.

Who should apply: Current undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors, or 1st year master's students with a strong background in engineering, computer science, math, or a hard science.

Application materials:

  • Complete the online application
  • Attach a personal statement describing your goals
  • Attach your academic transcript
  • Attach your resume

Program participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about 13 Doctoral programs and over 70 Master's programs in engineering & computer science 
  • Gain insight on the graduate application, admission, and fellowship processes 
  • Interact with current graduate students, faculty, and staff
  • Find out about summer research opportunities
  • Build your personal STEP roadmap
  • Attend free of charge. Flights and ground transportation to and from campus as well as hotel accommodations and meals will be hosted by USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

Important Dates

Workshop Info SessionThursday, February 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm PT
Zoom Recording
Application DeadlineApplications accepted on a rolling basis
Selection NotificationsBeginning on March 10 - 31, 2023
Workshop DatesThursday & Friday, April 27 - 28, 2023

2023 Workshop Agenda (coming soon)



The USC Viterbi School of Engineering takes pride as a preeminent engineering institution in sharing the responsibility of producing high-quality and diverse graduates fully reflective of our pluralistic society to fulfill the 21st century technical workforce needs of this country and the global community at large. Through our world-class faculty, rich academic programs, and stellar student services and mentoring resources, we are committed to attracting, retaining, training, graduating and placing outstanding students from all backgrounds and demographic sectors of our multi-cultural, diverse world. Engineering professionals that are life-long learners and equipped with a diversified skill set are best suited to discover, integrate, and adapt to new knowledge and experiences dynamically and effectively as the technology, culture, and needs of the global society continue to evolve. The Viterbi School strives to be a national and international leader in this quest.

Questions? Contact Juli Legat at

Published on August 3rd, 2017

Last updated on April 25th, 2023