Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Viterbi School of Engineering University of Southern California

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Viterbi School of Engineering University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
December 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
11 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Engineering Technology Commercialization Graduate Certificate
    • Computer Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Electrical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Engineer (Engr)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Telecommunications Master of Science (MS)
    • Electric Power Master of Science (MS)
    • Wireless Health Technology Master of Science (MS)
    • Multimedia And Creative Technologies Master of Science (MS)
    • VLSI Design Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 351
    • Doctoral Degrees 41
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 2
    • * 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? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


35% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 2,986
    • Accepted 1,063
    • Acceptance Rate 35
    • Enrolled 461
  • 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 Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • 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 DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL recommended

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • 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 Students1491
    • Female Percentage18%
    • Male Percentage82%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1491
    • Part-time Percentage41%
    • Full-time Percentage59%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino7%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian50%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian30%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown7%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty87
    • Full-time Percentage64%
    • Part-time Percentage36%
    • Female Percentage5%
    • Male Percentage95%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchCommunications, computer engineering and networks, control systems, integrated circuits and systems, electromagnetics and energy conversion, micro electro-mechanical systems and nanotechnology, photonics and quantum electronics, plasma research, signal and image processing
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$18,034,068

Location & Contact

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California

University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

Dr. Alexander Sawchuk


Phone: 213-740-4447
Email: studentinfo@ee.usc.edu

Mrs. Diane Demetras

Director of Student Affairs

Phone: 213-740-4447
Email: studentinfo@ee.usc.edu

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