- Program Overview
- Application Information
- Tuition & Fees
- DEN@Viterbi - Online Delivery
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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 27 units is required for the MS in Electrical Engineering (Multimedia & Creative Technologies) degree
- Fundamental Coursework: 9 units
- Approved Electives: 18 units
- No more than 4 units of electives can be taken outside of the Viterbi School of Engineering
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation
|Fall 2019 (Scholarship Consideration Deadline)||December 15, 2018|
|Fall 2019 (Final Deadline)||January 15, 2019*|
|Spring 2019 (Scholarship Consideration Deadline)||August 31, 2018|
|Spring 2019 (Final Deadline)||September 15, 2018|
|*Applicants Interested in Online Delivery: Please contact DEN@Viterbi.usc.edu to request an application extension for Fall 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 related to the intended major
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.
Letters of Recommendation (Optional): Letters of recommendation should be from faculty or others (supervisors, professional colleagues, etc.) qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study.
Statement of Purpose (Optional): The statement of purpose should succinctly describe 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.
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 2017 - Summer 2018|
|Fall 2018 - Summer 2019|
TUITION & SAMPLE COURSE PLAN FOR 27 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 (On-Campus students)|
|ENGR Computing Access Fee (DEN@Viterbi students)|
$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
Detailed Program Curriculum and RequirementsSchedule of Classes
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 – 9 units total.|
|EE 483 | Introduction to Digital Signal Processing (3 units)|
|EE 519 | Speech Recognition and Processing for Multimedia (3 units)|
|EE 569 | Introduction to Digital Image Processing (3 units)|
|No more than 4 units of electives can be taken outside of the Viterbi School of Engineering – 18 units total.|
|EE 450 | Introduction to Computer Networks (3 units)|
|EE 555 | Broadband Network Architectures (3 units)|
|EE 577a | VLSI System Design (3 units)|
|EE 596 | Wavelets (3 units)|
|EE 619 | Advanced Topics in Automatic Speech Recognition (3 units)|
|EE 669 | Multimedia Data Compression (3 units)|
|CSCI 455 | Introduction to Programming Systems Design (4 units)|
|CSCI 551 | Computer Communications (4 units)|
|CSCI 571 | Web Technologies (4 units)|
|CSCI 574 | Computer Vision (3 units)|
|CSCI 576 | Multimedia Systems Design (4 units)|
|CSCI 585 | Database Systems (4 units)|