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Prospective Students

Admissions (undergraduate)
Learn more about the admissions process, application deadlines and admissions standards.

Admissions (graduate)
The Viterbi School of Engineering consistently ranks among the top ten graduate engineering schools by U.S. News & World Report.

Tuition & Fees
Learn more about the cost of tuition, methods of payment, tuition assistance and veterans' benefits.

Financial Aid
Approximately 2/3 of students entering their first year of study receive some form of financial assistance.

PhD Funding: Fellowships and Graduate Assistantships
During your time at the Viterbi School of Engineering you may receive financial support in the form of a fellowship, a graduate assistantship or a combination of both.

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Current students

Academic Calendar
View the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines during the school year.

Faculty Office Hours
To get a hold of a faculty member outside of the classroom, please view their office location and availability.

Academic Advisement
Academic Advisors provide information regarding courses, degree programs, campus resources and university policies.

Registration, D-Clearance and Directed Research
For information on registation, receiving departmental authorization and how to apply for directed research.

Add/Drop Form
To adjust your schedule, please complete the Course Schedule Change form.

Course Time Conflict Form
If you wish to register for a course that conflicts with another course, you will need to have both instructors sign the Course Time Conflict Form.

Placement Exams
All students have the option to register for placements exams, free of charge, in order to satisfy pre-requisites for appropriate courses.

EE 522 Questionnaire
If you are interested in enrolling in EE 522 for the upcoming semester, complete and submit it to EEB 102 or studentinfo@ee.usc.edu.

Cadence Tools
Cadence tools are actively being used in the following courses: EE 477L: MOS VLSI Circuit Design, EE 536ab: Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design and 577ab: VLSI System Design. 

Professor John Choma, former co-chair of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, taught courses in electrical circuit theory, passive and active filters, and analog integrated electronics.  You can view Professor Choma's past DEN lectures for the following courses here: EE 536a: Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design and EE 541: Radio Frequency Circuit Design.

Change/Addition of Major, Minor or Degree Objective
If you wish to change your major, minor or degree objective, please complete this form.

Special Request Form
Utilize the Special Request Form for: (1) Substituting coursework, (2) Pre-requisite related inquiries, and (3) Transfer coursework.

MS Application for Graduation
File your application for graduation when you have finalized your schedule for your final semester.

MS Honors Program
The MS Honors Program is a highly selective program that offers outstanding students the chance to distinguish themselves in the future whether applying for a job or a PhD program.

PhD Screening Exam
The PhD Screening Exam was created to assist EE students desiring to pursue a PhD with their preparation and completion of the Graduate Screening Exam process.

PhD Qualifying Exam
The PhD Qualifying Exam must be taken after a PhD student completes 24 units of graduate course work, and as is typical for Viterbi students, in years 3 or 4 of the program.

PhD Oral Defense
The final step in the completion of the PhD is the writing up of the thesis dissertation document and an oral defense exam, which is open to the public.

Academic Integrity
Learn more about USC's high ethical standards and professional integrity as it relates to academia.

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Skills Verification Letter
Alumni can obtain verified skills through coursework on USC letterhead for employers.

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