USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Courses in engineering were first offered at USC in the 1905–06 academic year in the basement of one of the oldest buildings on campus. Today, 177 full-time, tenure track faculty (and more than 250 total full-time faculty) serve about 2,400 undergraduates and 4,400 graduate students, utilizing extensive and technically advanced laboratories, classrooms and live interactive high-speed Internet broadcast systems. Government and industry annually fund nearly $174 million worth of research.
USC Viterbi 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+.
Viterbi undergraduate support programs complement and strengthen the academic experience, enhancing both depth and scope. Viterbi graduate education is outstanding preparation for advanced research and professional careers. The Ph.D. program is built around fellowships, teaching assistantships and research appointments, and produces a steadily growing core of doctoral graduates across the disciplines. The master’s and professional programs are national and global leaders in advanced training for professional engineers.
Yannis C. Yortsos, Ph.D., Dean
John O’Brien, Ph.D., Executive Vice Dean
Maja Matarić, Ph.D., Vice Dean
James E. Moore II, Ph.D., Vice Dean
Prem Natarajan, Ph.D., Vice Dean
Timothy Pinkston, Ph.D., Vice Dean
S. Joe Qin, Ph.D., Vice Dean
Cauligi Raghavendra, Ph.D., Vice Dean
Linda Rock, M.A., Vice Dean
Herbert Schorr, Ph.D., Vice Dean
Kelly Goulis, M.S., Senior Associate Dean
Louise A. Yates, M.S., Senior Associate Dean
David Murphy, Chief Financial Officer