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Kristian Jessen

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USC University of Southern California

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications Services)

Program Description

The M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications Services) is part of the Sustainable Infrastructure Systems program which prepares students for immediate and effective participation in the modern infrastructure workforce through a common core that includes smart-system design for sustainable infrastructures, the societal and regulatory context of infrastructure engineering decisions, and construction management.

Application Info

Application Criteria

Students electing the MSEE (Telecommunications Services) degree option are expected to have a background in 1) probability and statistics equivalent to EE 464 or EE 465, and 2) linear algebra equivalent to EE 441. Admitted students who do not meet prerequisites by placement examination will be assigned courses to complete the deficiencies.
Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average)
Satisfactory GRE test scores. All scores must be officially reported to the university directly by ETS.
Satisfactory performance in previous coursework related to the intended major.
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Application Materials for All Applicants

USC Online Application: All applicants must complete and submit the USC Online Application.

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, sealed by the institution.

Mail transcripts to:

USC Graduate Office of Admission
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915

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University of Southern California Office of Admission & Financial Aid
3601 South Flower Street
Tyler 1
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915

GRE General Test: Satisfactory scores less than five years old. Official scores must be reported from ETS directly to USC using ETS school code 4852. A department code is not required.
Letters of Recommendation (2 Required): Letters of recommendation should be from faculty or others (supervisors, professional colleagues, etc.) qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study. They should be written on official letterhead.
Statement of Purpose (Required): The statement of purpose should describe succinctly your reasons for applying to the proposed program at the Viterbi School of Engineering, your preparation for this field of study, study interests, future career plans, and other aspects of your background and interests which may aid the admissions committee in evaluating your aptitude and motivation for graduate study.

Additional Application Materials for International Applicants

TOEFL: In addition to the general admission criteria listed above, international students whose first language is not English are required to take the TOEFL exam or IELTS to be considered a candidate for admission.  There is no minimum TOEFL score required for admission to the Viterbi School; however you must achieve a score of 90 or above on the TOEFL in order to be considered for possible exemption from any additional language requirements.

Program Details

Please Note: Requirements for graduation, course offerings, course availability, track offerings and any other degree requirements are subject to change.  Students should consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for any classes.
A minimum of 28 units is required to earn the MS in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications Services) degree.
Required Courses: 22 units
Approved Elective courses: 6 units
Other Elective courses may be used upon department approval.

Available Online

This program is also available online to professional engineers through the Distance Education Network (DEN@Viterbi). Because the DEN@Viterbi program provides a fully equivalent academic experience, the degree a USC engineering student earns is the same whether they are on-campus or online.

If you are interested in beginning classes as a DEN@Viterbi student next semester, explore the requirements and steps to enrolling as a Limited Status Student

More information about DEN@Viterbi

DEN@Viterbi Online Course Offerings

The following courses and program requirements serve as program planning for DEN@Viterbi students. Course offerings and availability are subject to change. Please consult with advisor if you have any questions.

Required Courses
All courses required - 22 units total.
CE 501 | Functions of the Constructor
CE 515 | Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
EE 450 | Introduction to Computer Networks
EE 485 | Telecommunications Technology
EE 503 | Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineers
EE 535 | Mobile Communications
EE 558 | Optical Fiber Communication Systems
Approved Elective Courses
Remaining two courses should be taken from this list.  Any other course must be approved by a faculty adviser. 6 units total.
EE 475 | Wireless Communication Technology
EE 544 | Radio Frequency Systems and Hardware
EE 550 | Design and Analysis of Computer Communication Networks
EE 555 | Broadband Network Architectures