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University of Southern California

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

University of Southern California / Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Aerospace and mechanical engineering: computational fluid and solid mechanics
Master of Science (MS) Green technologies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical engineering Mechanical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Product development engineering
Master of Science (MS) Aerospace and mechanical engineering: dynamics and control
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Aerospace engineering Aerospace engineering
Master of Science (MS) Aerospace engineering
Engineer (Engr) Mechanical engineering Mechanical engineering
Engineer (Engr) Aerospace engineering Aerospace engineering
Master of Science (MS) Mechanical engineering Energy conversion
Master of Science (MS) Mechanical engineering Nuclear power

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 107
Doctoral Degrees 11
Other Advanced Degrees 1

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

691
Applied
295
Accepted
124
Enrolled
43%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

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

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

452
Total Graduate Students
33%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.08%
Black or African American 2.21%
White or Caucasian 37%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 14.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.33%
Unknown 3.76%

Gender

Male (86%)
Female (13%)

Faculty

41
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 19
Male (36)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Mechanics 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

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Geoffrey Spedding
Chair
Email: ame@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-5324

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