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University of Southern California

Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Los Angeles, CA

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Overview

University of Southern California / Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Chemical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical engineering
Engineer (Engr) Chemical engineering
(Graduate Certificate) Smart oilfield technologies
Master of Science (MS) Smart oilfield technologies
Engineer (Engr) Materials science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Petroleum engineering
Master of Science (MS) Materials science
Master of Science (MS) Petroleum engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Materials science
Engineer (Engr) Petroleum engineering
Master of Science (MS) Materials engineering
Master of Science (MS) Geoscience technologies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 37
Doctoral Degrees 19
Other Advanced Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
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

643
Applied
233
Accepted
118
Enrolled
36%

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 1st September 1st 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

312
Total Graduate Students
24%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
75%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.53%
Black or African American 1.92%
White or Caucasian 16%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 8.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.32%
Unknown 1.28%

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 9
Male (24)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Heterogeneous materials and porous media, statistical mechanics, molecular simulation, polymer science and engineering, advanced materials, reaction engineering and catalysis, membrane processes and separation, biochemical engineering, cell culture, bioreactor modeling, petroleum engineering
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
11,644,801

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Theodore Tsotsis
Chair
Email: chedept@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-2227

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