118
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Southern California / Division of Astronautics and Space Technology is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Graduate Certificate) Astronautical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Astronautical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Astronautical engineering
Engineer (Engr) Astronautical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 49
Doctoral Degrees 1
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

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

87
Applied
50
Accepted
35
Enrolled
57%

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: 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

118
Total Graduate Students
76%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
23%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.93%
Black or African American 3.39%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 10.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.69%
Unknown 8.47%

Gender

Male (78%)
Female (21%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time (4)
Part-time (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Space technology, space science and applications, space instrumentation, advanced propulsion, fundamental processes in gases and plasmas
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
660,973

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Daniel A. Erwin
Chair
Email: info@astronautics.usc.edu
Phone: 213-821-5817