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Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Viterbi School of Engineering University of Southern California

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Private
  • Urban
  • 14%86%
    student ratio
  • 452
    total students
  • $31,240 | $31,240
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • December 1
    fall application deadline
  • 42%
    acceptance rate
  • 11 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Mechanical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [mechanical engineering]
      Engineer (Engr) [mechanical engineering]
      Master of Science (MS) [nuclear power]
      Master of Science (MS) [energy conversion]
    • Product Development Engineering Master of Science (MS)
    • Aerospace And Mechanical Engineering: Dynamics And Control Master of Science (MS)
    • Aerospace Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [aerospace engineering]
      Master of Science (MS)
      Engineer (Engr) [aerospace engineering]
    • Aerospace And Mechanical Engineering: Computational Fluid And Solid Mechanics Master of Science (MS)
    • Green Technologies Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 107
    • Doctoral Degrees 11
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 1
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Optional
    • Doctoral Degrees Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


42% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 691
    • Accepted 295
    • Acceptance Rate 42
    • Enrolled 124
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $85
    • Application Fee - International $85
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline September 15th September 15th Yes
    • Spring deadline September 15th September 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesGRE General Test
    • International DegreesTOEFL recommended

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$31,240
    • Out-of-state tuition *$31,240
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$600.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitCSS Profile and FAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsDecember 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students452
    • Female Percentage14%
    • Male Percentage86%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students452
    • Part-time Percentage47%
    • Full-time Percentage53%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino11%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian56%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian22%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown6%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty41
    • Full-time Percentage54%
    • Part-time Percentage46%
    • Female Percentage12%
    • Male Percentage88%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchMechanics and materials, aerodynamics of air/ground vehicles, gas dynamics, aerosols, astronautics and space science, geophysical and microgravity flows, planetary physics, power MEMs and MEMS vacuum pumps, heat transfer and combustion
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$4,971,477

Location & Contact

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California

University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

Dr. Geoffrey Spedding


Phone: 213-740-5324

Ms. Samantha Graves

Student Service Advisor

Phone: 213-740-1735

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