USC Viterbi School of Engineering

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is innovative, elite and internationally recognized for creating new models of education, research and commercialization that are firmly rooted in real-world needs. The school’s first priorities are the education of outstanding students and the pursuit and publication of new research.

As the school’s faculty and students extend the frontiers of engineering knowledge through their research, they also apply engineering and technology to address societal challenges. The school stimulates and encourages qualities of scholarship, leadership, ambition and character that mark the true academic and professional engineer — to serve California, the nation and the world. At USC Viterbi, we call this the enabling power of Engineering+.

Courses in engineering were first offered at USC in the 1905-06 academic year in the basement of one of the oldest buildings on campus. Today, more than 300 full-time faculty, including 188 tenure-track faculty, serve about 2,700 undergraduate majors; over 600 students in minor programs; and about 5,900 graduate students, utilizing extensive and technically advanced laboratories, classrooms and live interactive high-speed Internet broadcast systems. Government and industry annually fund nearly $208 million worth of research.

Viterbi undergraduate support programs complement and strengthen the academic experience, enhancing both depth and scope. Viterbi graduate education is outstanding preparation for advanced research and professional careers. The PhD program is built around fellowships, teaching assistantships and research appointments, and produces a steadily growing core of doctoral graduates across the disciplines. The master’s and professional programs are national and global leaders in advanced training for professional engineers.




Yannis C. Yortsos

Contact Information

USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Office of the Dean
3650 McClintock Ave., OHE 200
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1450
Phone: (213) 740-0617
Fax: (213) 740-8493