///University of Southern California – Online Master of Science in Computer Engineering Degree Program
University of Southern California – Online Master of Science in Computer Engineering Degree Program2019-06-11T15:20:47+00:00

University of Southern California – Online Master of Science in Computer Engineering Degree Program

Program Overview

According to the University of Southern California:

Computer Engineering is the creative application of engineering principles and methods to the design and development of hardware and software systems. The MS in Computer Engineering encompasses the design, development, testing, and evaluation of components, systems, and networks. Research in Computer Engineering strives to achieve higher performance in the systems and components that are built as well as in the design process. At USC, research is focused in three main areas: Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing, Design and Analysis of Computer Networks and their Protocols, and VLSI Design and Computer Aided Design and Verification of VLSI.

At a Glance

URL https://viterbigradadmission.usc.edu/programs/masters/msprograms/electrical-engineering/ms-computer-engineering/
Total credit hours 27
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Admission requirements According to the University of Southern California, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Computer Engineering program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, math or hard science from a regionally-accredited university.
  • Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average).
  • Satisfactory GRE test scores. All scores must be officially reported to the university directly by ETS.
  • Satisfactory performance in previous coursework related to the intended major.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Satisfactory and valid test scores. Valid GRE scores must be dated within five years of the start of the intended application semester. The fall semester starts in August, and the spring semester starts in January. Official scores must be reported from ETS directly to USC using ETS school code 4852. A department code is not required.
  • Resume/CV.
  • Letters of Recommendation (Optional): Letters of recommendation should be from faculty or others (supervisors, professional colleagues, etc.) qualified to evaluate applicant’s potential for graduate study.
  • Statement of Purpose (Optional): The statement of purpose should succinctly describe applicant’s reasons for applying to the proposed program at the Viterbi School of Engineering, preparation for this field of study, study interests, future career plans, and other aspects of applicant’s background and interests which may aid the admissions committee in evaluating applicant’s aptitude and motivation for graduate study.
  • English Language Proficiency: In addition to the general admission criteria listed above, international students whose first language is not English are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination to be considered a candidate for admission. There is no minimum TOEFL or IELTS score required for admission to the Viterbi School. For possible exemption from additional language requirements, you must achieve an Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) score of 90, with no less than 20 on each section or an IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6 on each band score.