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 2019)
2,0
UNDERGRADUATE
STUDENTS
6,0
GRADUATE
STUDENTS
Faculty Numbers

191

Full-Time
Tenure Track
Faculty

17

Full-time Tenure-Track National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Members
(31 total)

119

Full-Time
Non-Tenure Track
Faculty

77

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Awards

9

Recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award  for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

4

National Academy of Science (NAS) Members

15

MIT TR-35 Recipients

115

Endowed and Honorific Chair Appointments

15

National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Members
More awards can be found here
Academic Programs
0
BS
PROGRAMS
0
ACTIVE
MINORS
0
MASTER'S
PROGRAMS
0
DOCTORAL
PROGRAMS
0
MASTER'S
PROGRAMS
0
GRADUATE
CIRTIFICATES

Viterbi Alumni

MORE THAN
0,000+

Annual Research Expenditures
MORE THAN
$0,000,000+
Research Centers and Institutes
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DID YOU KNOW?
50 percent of the Fall 2019 incoming class were women
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi is ranked #1 in the nation in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Master’s Information Technology Programs (consisting of MS in CS and Data Sciences and related fields). It is the 8th consecutive year in which the USC Viterbi program was ranked the top program nationally.
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi is tied for #4 in the nation in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Master’s Engineering Programs (consisting of MS in more than 40 engineering sub-fields and specializations). Since inception of these rankings, the USC Viterbi program has been ranked in the top 5 programs nationally.
DID YOU KNOW?
USC Viterbi was one of the founding partners of the NAE's Grand Challenges Summit & Scholars program
DID YOU KNOW?
Since 2008, 12 USC Viterbi faculty were elected to the National Academy of Engineering and 9 USC Viterbi faculty were elected to the National Academy of Inventors.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are 12 elite schools worldwide that are part of iPodia, the USC-led global classroom

The data on this page was last updated in February 2020. Please contact us for more current or specific information