USC Viterbi Reclaims # 1 Online Ranking for Graduate Programs By US News

| January 10, 2017

Both Engineering and CS graduate programs ranked best in the nation

Control room for DEN

Today the US News rankings of online graduate programs were announced and USC Viterbi placed top in overall engineering programs and in computer science—maintaining the top spot in CS and reclaiming its number one spot in overall engineering.

The Distance Education Network (DEN) at USC Viterbi has 40 masters-level programs in astronautical engineering; aerospace engineering; mechanical engineering; chemical, materials and petroleum engineering; civil and environmental engineering; computer science; cybersecurity; electrical engineering, financial engineering; green technologies; and systems architecting and engineering. It offers 280 unique courses throughout the academic year. DEN has more-than 40 years of history and is unique among all other programs in that its technology platform allows students direct access to the classroom enabling both synchronous and asynchronous learning,

DEN boasts over 4,000 graduates since 2001 and has educated students across continents and conditions from explorers at the North Pole, to executives in Dubai or Saudi Arabia, and even students in the US military serving overseas.

U.S. News ranked schools using five categories: student engagement; faculty credentials and training; peer reputation; student services and technology; and admissions selectivity.

“Our DEN@Viterbi platform system provides working professionals access to the same high quality graduate education as our on-campus students,” said Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean of USC Viterbi Graduate and Professional Programs. “It’s exciting to be recognized as delivering the best online graduate education in engineering and computer science.”