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Students
Urban setting
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Overview

University of Southern California / Department of Computer Science is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Intelligent robotics
Master of Science (MS) Software engineering
Master of Science (MS) Game development
Master of Science (MS) High performance computing and simulations
Master of Science (MS) Computer science
Master of Science (MS) Computer security
Master of Science (MS) Human language technology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computer science
Master of Science (MS) Computer networks
Master of Science (MS) Multimedia and creative technologies

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 332
Doctoral Degrees 32

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,379
Applied
708
Accepted
319
Enrolled
30%

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
Spring deadline September 15th September 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

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

1012
Total Graduate Students
29%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
70%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.38%
Black or African American 0.1%
White or Caucasian 10%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.59%
Unknown 1.28%

Gender

Male (82%)
Female (17%)

Faculty

84
Total faculty
Full-time (28)
Part-time (56)
Male (74)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Databases, computer graphics and computer vision, software engineering, networks and security, robotics, multimedia and virtual reality
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
11,836,451

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Shanghua Teng
Chair
Email: csdept@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-4494