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Prospective Students

Undergraduate Admission

For freshman admission requirements specific to engineering, please go to the Viterbi Freshman Admission Information Webpage.

For undergraduate transfer admission requirements specific to engineering, please go to the Viterbi Transfer Admission Information Webpage.

or contact:

Engineering Admission and Student Affairs

University of Southern California
3650 McClintock Avenue
Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH-110)
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2900
(213) 740-4530
(213) 740-8690 fax


Master's and Graduate Certificate Admissions

Details on the graduate application process can be found in the Master's Program Handbook (pdf). Master's students generally will not receive offers of departmental, school, or university support. Be sure to include all required materials in your application; we expect all applications to be completed by these dates:

Admission Deadlines

  • January 15th for Fall admission (or December 15 for merit-based scholarship consideration)
  • September 15th for Spring admission

Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed only at the department's discretion, so it is highly recommended that you submit your applications on time. 

·       Master's Scholarship Opportunities

Apply Online
Doctoral Admissions

Applicants to the Epstein ISE Department Doctoral Program should complete their applications by December 15 to be considered for fellowship support in the following Fall. Applications submitted after this deadline likely will not be identified to the USC Graduate School as fellowship nominees. Note: While many students who begin the Epstein ISE Doctoral Program will have completed a relevant MS or MA degree, exceptionally strong students may be admitted directly to the Doctoral Program based on completion of a relevant BS degree. Click here to be taken to the Graduate Admission website.

Information on the Ph.D. application process can be found in the Ph.D. Handbook (pdf). Be sure to include all required materials in your application. We expect all applications to be completed, by these dates:

Admission Deadlines
  •       January 1st for Fall admission and to be considered for departmental support
  •       December 15th for Fall admission and to be considered for departmental, school, and university support - this is the key deadline

For those applicants interested in fellowship support, all application materials should be received by December 15. Financial awards are only available in the fall semester.

 Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities

o        Viterbi School of Engineering Fellowships

o        Provost's Fellowships

  Apply Online

o        Viterbi Ph.D. Admissions Information

o        USC Graduate Admissions


Submit directly to Office of Admissions:

o        Statement of Purpose

o        Three Letters of Recommendation (required for PhD applicants; not required, but highly recommended for MS applicants)

o        Resume or Curriculum Vitae (optional)

o        Official transcript(s)

o        GRE scores (Institution Code: 4852)

o        TOEFL scores (required for International Students)

o        Financial Statement (required for International Students)

o        Please do not submit application materials directly to the Epstein ISE department 

Contact Information

University of Southern California Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
3715 McClintock Ave. GER 240
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0193 
PHONE: (213) 740-4893
FAX: (213) 740-1120

All Other Graduate Programs:


Official documents should be sent to:

University of Southern California
USC Office of Graduate Admission
3601 South Flower Street
Room 112
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915

PHONE: (213) 740-1111
FAX: (213) 740-1556