How do I apply?
Undergraduate admission criteria and deadlines can be found at the Viterbi School of Engineering admission site. For more information, prospective undergraduate students should contact the School of Engineering directly:
Master's and Graduate Certificate Admissions
Details on the graduate application process can be found in the Master's Program Handbook. Master's students generally will not receive offers of departmental support. Be sure to include all required materials in your application, due dates follow:
How do I select an ISE major?
You may seek advice from the Student Services Staff in GER 247. Additional information about Epstein ISE degrees can also be found in the Undergraduate Handbook, the Master's Handbook, and the Ph.D Handbook.
How do I change my major?
Undeclared undergraduate students must go to the School of Engineering Student Affairs Office, in RTH 110 for advisement. Students already in a major should obtain a Change/Addition of Major, Minor, or Degree Objective Form from RTH 110 or the SAS Lobby, and seek advisement from the prospective major department. If the student is admissible to transfer, the form can be approved by the prospective department.
All international students regardless of major and admitted graduate students not in ISE must submit a Graduate Application to change majors, along with a one-page statement of purpose detailing your interest in the ISE degree objective.
Graduate students already in a major within ISE can submit the Change/Addition of Major, Minor or Degree Objective form directly to the Student Services Staff in GER 247. The ISE Graduate Committee will review students as if were are reapplying to the department.
How do I obtain financial aid?
To be considered for graduate financial aid, students must submit all required materials by January 1st. Aid is highly competitive, and is only available through this application process. Financial aid is only awarded in the fall semester.
For information on and to apply for undergraduate financial aid, please visit the USC Financial Aid Office Website. Prospective students are strongly discouraged from contacting faculty regarding financial aid or research assistantships.