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Please Note: Requirements for graduation, course offerings, course availability, track offerings and any other degree requirements are subject to change. Students should consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for any classes.
- A minimum of 28 units is required to earn the MS in Medical Device and Diagnostic Engineering degree.
- Required Courses: 19 units
- Technical Elective Course: 3 units
- Track Courses: 6 units
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation.
|Spring 2018 (scholarship consideration)||August 31|
|Spring 2018 (FINAL)||September 15|
|Fall 2018 (scholarship consideration)||December 15|
|Fall 2018 (FINAL)||January 15, 2018|
- An undergraduate degree in engineering, math or hard science from a regionally-accredited university.
- Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average)
- Satisfactory GRE test scores. All scores must be officially reported to the university directly by ETS.
- Satisfactory performance in previous coursework:
- Two years of college math including differential equations.
- One year of engineering physics or electronics with lab.
- In addition, the following coursework is recommended:
- One course in circuit theory.
- One course in computer science or experience with a high level programming language.
- One year each in biology and chemistry with labs.
Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
GRE General Test: Satisfactory and valid test scores. Valid GRE scores must be dated within five years of the start of the intended application semester. The fall semester starts in August, and the spring semester starts in January. Official scores must be reported from ETS directly to USC using ETS school code 4852. A department code is not required.
Statement of Purpose (Required): The statement of purpose should describe succinctly your reasons for applying to the proposed program at the Viterbi School of Engineering, your preparation for this field of study, study interests, future career plans, and other aspects of your background and interests which may aid the admissions committee in evaluating your aptitude and motivation for graduate study.
Letters of Recommendation (3 Required): Letters of recommendation should be from faculty or others (supervisors, professional colleagues, etc.) qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study.
English Language Proficiency: In addition to the general admission criteria listed above, international students whose first language is not English are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination to be considered a candidate for admission. There is no minimum TOEFL or IELTS score required for admission to the Viterbi School. For possible exemption from additional language requirements, you must achieve an Internet Based 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. For more details on English Proficiency Criteria for the University of Southern California, please visit USC Graduate Admission – Proficiency in English.
The following is an overview of the tuition & fees for graduate engineering students. Both on-campus and DEN@Viterbi students pay the same tuition.
Per Unit Rate
|Fall 2016 - Summer 2017|
|Fall 2017 - Summer 2018|
TUITION & SAMPLE COURSE PLAN FOR 28 UNIT PROGRAM (Residential Students Only)
|Mandatory Fees (approximate)|
Fall 2017: $450
Spring 2018: $400
Fall 2017: $646
Spring 2018: $1,170
|Norman Topping Student Aid Fee|
|ENGR Computing Access Fee|
$40 - $100 per course
If you are interested in beginning classes as a DEN@Viterbi student next semester, explore the requirements and steps to enrolling as a Limited Status Student.Learn More About DEN@Viterbi
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DEN@VITERBI ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS
The following courses and program requirements serve as program planning for DEN@Viterbi students. Course offerings and availability are subject to change. Please consult with advisor if you have any questions.
|All courses are required – 19 units total – students may choose either BME 501 or BME 502.|
|BME 501 | Advanced Topics in Biomedical Systems OR BME 502 (4 units)|
|BME 502 | Advanced Studies of the Nervous System OR BME 501 (4 units)|
|BME 513 | Signal and Systems Analysis (3 units)|
|BME 650 | Biomedical Measurement and Instrumentation (3 units)|
|BME 416 | Development and Regulation of Medical Products (3 units)|
|ISE 527 | Quality Management for Engineers (3 units)|
|ISE 545 | Technology Development and Implementation (3 units)|
|1 course required – 3 units total.|
|AME 503 | Advanced Mechanical Design (3 units)|
|BME 511 | Physiological Control Systems (3 units)|
|BME 535 | Ultrasonic Imaging (3 units)|
|ISE 507 | Six-Sigma Methods and Applications (3 units)|
|ISE 508 | Health Care Operations Improvement (3 units)|
|ISE 544 | Management of Engineering Teams (3 units)|
|Required Specialization Track (3 units)|
|Students must complete 6 units from one of the required specialization tracks.|
|Medical Technology and Device Science Track|
|BME 535 | Ultrasonic Imaging (3 units)|
|BME 552 | Neural Implant Engineering (3 units)|
|Product Development Track|
|ISE 515 | Engineering Project Management (3 units)|
|DEN@Viterbi students completing this specialization will substitute ISE 555 (not available online) with a department approved alternative.|