Welcome, Prospective Graduate Students!


The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world’s leading private research universities. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, USC offers extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and research. USC boasts a uniquely diverse student body with one of the most diverse student populations in the U.S. (top 5 of U.S. institutions hosting international students) and the graduate student body within the USC Viterbi School educates students from over 60 different countries.

Graduate Programs Application Information

*The GRE is not required for all Spring & Fall 2023 applications*

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VIRTUAL TOUR The Viterbi School of Engineering, ranked 15th amongst the top graduate engineering schools by U.S. News & World Report, offers over 60 programs in a broad range of disciplines.


Upcoming Webinars


Online webinars are held throughout the year via Zoom and hosted by Viterbi School representatives. All that is needed to participate is a computer with internet access. Webinars are designed for prospective students to learn more about:

  • Master's & Ph.D. Programs
  • Application Requirements
  • Tuition & Funding

There will also be ample time for questions.

**Please note, event times are listed in PT (Pacific Time) - to determine your local time, you may use the Time Zone Converter.

Tuesday, December 13: 4pmQ&A for Prospective Master's & PhD applicants

Spotlight Series webinars are co-hosted by faculty and highlight unique programs at the USC Viterbi School.  To view previous presentations, please visit the Spotlight Series Archives. Information and course details provided in the webinars is subject to change. Please consult the USC Catalogue for information related to the current academic year.

In-Person Events

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience x 2!

Dates: June 12 - August 4, 2023

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Admission & Student Engagement Office is excited to announce that we will be hosting summer research programs for talented undergraduate students during the summer of 2023.

Visit our SURE 2023 webpage and learn more about our summer undergraduate research experience (SURE) programs.

SURE 2022

SURE 2022 Group Photo

Virtual Q&A for Prospective Graduate Students

Representatives from the Viterbi School of Engineering's graduate program will be available for brief 15-minute virtual meetings via Zoom.

Have a question about our graduate programs? Need information on applying? Schedule your appointment with a representative today!


Contact Us

• Contact Form: Please complete the Contact Us form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

• Chat: Chat with us via the Unibuddy platform. Select "Staff" and send us your questions.

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Meet the Graduate Recruitment Team

Do you have questions about applying for a Master's or PhD program in engineering at USC? Please contact one of our team members and we'll be happy to help.

Camillia Lee

Associate Dean

William Schwerin


Ray Xu

USC Viterbi Shanghai Office

Jessica Stern


Ray Fujioka

Associate Director

Sudha Kumar

USC Viterbi India Office

Want to learn more about staff at USC Viterbi, Get to Know Us!

Published on May 17th, 2021

Last updated on January 9th, 2023