Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco employees interested in pursuing a degree program at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering are encouraged to explore the 40+ graduate programs available via DEN@Viterbi. The Viterbi School uses a web-based delivery system that enables students from around the world to access classes live, on-demand or by download.

Saudi Aramco Students: Important Information

Conditional Admission will NOT be Sponsored
Students conditionally admitted to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering will not be sponsored unless the condition is one of following exceptions:
1) Petroleum Engineering students required to complete certain prerequisite courses
2) Students required to verify their previous degree(s)

Undergraduate GPA and Major Requirements
Master’s applicants must have the equivalency of a 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) for their undergraduate degree. The undergraduate major must be in engineering, math, or a hard science.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Requirement
Master’s applicants must submit GRE scores that are not more than two years old. Required minimum scores are Quantitative Section: 166, Verbal Section: 145
For more information about the GRE, and to schedule an exam, please visit GRE.

Master’s applicants must submit either a TOEFL iBT score of 90, with no less than 20 on each section or an IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6 on each band score. Applicants who do not meet this requirement will not be sponsored.

Official scores must be received directly from the testing service and date no earlier than 2 years (24 months) prior to the start of your intended first term at USC.

If you are sending TOEFL scores, the institution code for USC is 4852 (no department code is required). If you are sending IELTS scores, please choose “University of Southern California, Graduate Programs” from the list of available institutions of where to send your scores on the day that you sit for your test. Please do not enter the name and contact information of your specific intended graduate department. USC will only accept electronic IELTS scores. Paper scores are not considered official.

Verification of a Prior Degree from an International Institution

Some students may be admitted with the requirement to have their previous degree(s) verified. This must be done before the end of the student’s first semester. Failure to do so will result in the student being prohibited to register for their second semester.

If you are admitted with an Activity Restriction (ADM40 or RNR40) on your record, you can find instructions for degree verification at Prior Degree Verification.


USC Viterbi School of Engineering Contact Info:

Candace House Teixeira
Executive Director
Corporate & Professional Programs

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