Master of Science Programs


The Electrical and Computer Engineering Masters Programs at USC is one of the largest in the country. As technology advances at an unprecedented rate, our graduates enter the world with all the skills necessary to land influential positions all over the world.

Our distance learning program, DEN@Viterbi, is an elite online graduate program that ranked number one in the country. Students in this program are not required to be on campus to earn a degree, even though the coursework is identical to that of on-campus students and features the same faculty.

Below you will find the wide array of programs the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has to offer our Master’s students. Click on the following icons for more information.


Electrical Engineering

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Financial Engineering

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Machine Learning & Data Science

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Computer Engineering

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Computer Architecture

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Wireless Networks

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VLSI Design

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Multimedia & Creative Tech

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Electric Power

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Computer Networks

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EE Engineering Management

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Green Technologies

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Wireless Health Technology

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Thesis Option

The MS Thesis Option is also available, following the above guidelines with the following additional conditions:

  • minimum requirement of 27 units
  • four (4) of these units are to be thesis
  • At least 16 units, not including thesis, must be at the 500 level or higher, and at least 18 units must be in the major department.
  • A total of 4-8 units of 590 Research and 594ab Thesis must be included in the program. The minimum thesis requirement in 594a is two units; in 594b, two units.

Second Master’s Degree

A graduate student who already holds a master’s degree from USC may apply up to 4 units toward a second master’s degree with the permission of the chair of the major department. All credit, including the transferred units, must be earned within seven calendar years.

For students who earned their first master’s degree at another institution, no coursework may be repeated from the first program of study and no unit credit from the first program of study may be counted toward the second master’s degree.

DEN@Viterbi

Students interested in achieving their Masters of Science degree online may do so by enrolling in our top ranked Distance Education Network (DEN) program.  For more information regarding our DEN@Viterbi program, please click here.

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