Viterbi At a Glance

Founded: USC Engineering began in 1905

Mission Statement

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is innovative, elite and internationally recognized for creating new models of education, research and commercialization that are firmly rooted in real world needs. The school’s first priorities are the education of outstanding students and the pursuit and publication of new research.

As the school’s faculty and students extend the frontiers of engineering knowledge through their research, they also apply engineering and technology to address societal challenges. The school stimulates and encourages qualities of scholarship, leadership, ambition and character that mark the true academic and professional engineer — to serve California, the nation and the world. At USC Viterbi, we call this the enabling power of Engineering+.

Student Population (Fall 2023)

3,00

UNDERGRADUATE
STUDENTS

6,0

GRADUATE
STUDENTS

Faculty Numbers

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213Full-Time
Tenure Track
Faculty
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16Full-time Tenure-Track National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Members
(34 Total Current and Past NAE Members)
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235Research, Teaching,
Practice or Clinical
Faculty
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112NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Awards
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10Recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award  for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
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4National Academy of Science (NAS) Members
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11MIT TR-35 RECIPIENTS
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126Chaired and Named Professorships
national Academy of Inventors
25National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Members
National academy of medicine members
2National Academy 
of Medicine Members
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2NAE Gordon Prize Recipients
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2EMMY AWARDS
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3OSCARS
AM Turing Award
1ACM Alan M. Turing Award
National Medal of Technology and Innovation
2National Medal of Technology and
Innovation (NMTI)
More awards can be found here

Academic Programs

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BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMS
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ACTIVE MINORS
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MASTER'S PROGRAMS
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DOCTORAL PROGRAMS
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MASTER'S PROGRAMS
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GRADUATE CERTIFICATES

Viterbi Alumni

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Annual Research Expenditures

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$0,000,000+

Research Centers and Institutes

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year in review

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2022, USC Viterbi dean Yannis C. Yortsos received the prestigious Gordon Prize of the National Academy of Engineering for his role in founding the Grand Challenges Scholars Program

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2022, 3 USC Viterbi researchers have been named AAAS fellows: Andrea Armani, Mark Humayun and Yannis Yortsos

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2022, USC Viterbi dean Yannis C. Yortsos received the prestigious Gordon Prize of the National Academy of Engineering for his role in founding the Grand Challenges Scholars Program

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2021, USC Viterbi had 5 NSF CAREER Award Recipients: Heather Culbertson, Jyo Deshmukh, Xiang Ren, Constantine Sideris and Phebe Vayanos

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2020, USC Viterbi came close to reaching gender parity again in its entering freshman class.

DID YOU KNOW?

USC Viterbi is ranked #4 in the nation in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Master’s Information Technology Programs (consisting of MS in CS and Data Sciences and related fields).

DID YOU KNOW?

USC Viterbi is ranked #5 in the nation in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Master’s Engineering Programs (consisting of MS in more than 40 engineering sub-fields and specializations). The USC Viterbi program has been ranked Top 5 in the Nation for 10 consecutive years.
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    Published on April 30th, 2020

    Last updated on May 24th, 2024