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Student Resources


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.

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

Find a home that will suit your needs and enhance your collegiate experience.

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.

Discover the most affordable and convenient way to commute to campus.

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


Current students


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

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

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

ConnectSC is a valuable resource for current students when searching for jobs and future career center services and events.

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

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 of the thesis dissertation document and an oral defense exam, which is open to the public.

For information on registration, how to apply for D-clearance and directed research, and placement exam information.




ConnectSC is a valuable resource for alumni when searching for jobs and future career center services and events.

Skills Verification Letter
EE alumni can obtain a document that verifies skills they obtained through coursework on USC letterhead for employers.