The Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (Geoscience Technologies) is a unique degree that emphasizes recent developments in the field of unconventional oil and gas resources and modern techniques for mapping and monitoring of subterranean resources. The program may be completed via the USC Viterbi School's Distance Education Network (DEN). All courses for the degree must be taken at USC.
Students without a BS in Petroleum Engineering will normally be required to complete prerequisite courses before beginning the MS program. Specific prerequisite courses are decided upon consultation with the department adviser. Units from these courses cannot be applied toward the degree.
A minimum of 34 units is required to earn the MS in Petroleum Engineering (Geoscience Technologies).