Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computer Networks)
|The M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Computer Networks) is an area of emphasis for the electrical engineering student interested in data networks.|
|An undergraduate degree in engineering, math or hard science from a regionally-accredited university.|
|Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average)|
|Satisfactory GRE test scores. All scores must be officially reported to the university directly by ETS.|
|Apply Online: www.usc.edu/admission/graduate/apply|
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.
|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 (Optional): Letters of recommendation should be from faculty or others (supervisors, professional colleagues, etc.) qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study.
|Statement of Purpose (Optional): 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
|English Language Proficiency: In addition to the general admission criteria listed above, international students whose first language is not English are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination to be considered a candidate for admission. There is no minimum TOEFL or IELTS score required for admission to the Viterbi School. For possible exemption from additional language requirements, you must achieve an Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) score of 90, with no less than 20 on each section or an IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6 on each band score. For more details on English Proficiency Criteria for the University of Southern California, please visit USC Graduate Admission - Proficiency in English.|
|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.|
|Curriculum||Schedule of Classes|
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.
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.
|Three Courses Required* - 10-11 units total.|
|CSCI 402 | Operating Systems|
|EE 450 | Introduction to Computer Networks (or EE 503)|
|EE 503 | Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineers (or EE 450)|
|EE 457 | Computer Systems Organization|
|*With the exception of EE 503, the fundamental courses may also be satisfied by having passed EE placement exams.|
|All courses required - 9 units total.|
|CSCI 551 | Computer Communications|
|EE 550 | Design & Analysis of Computer Communication Networks|
|EE 555 | Broadband Network Architectures|
|Suggested Elective Courses|
|Remaining courses should be taken from this list. Any other course must be approved by a faculty advisor. 7-8 units total.|
|CSCI 530 | Security Systems|
|CSCI 555 | Advanced Operating Systems|
|CSCI 570 | Analysis of Algorithms|
|EE 512 | Stochastic Processing|
|EE 532 | Wireless Internet and Pervasive Computing|
|EE 535 | Mobile Communications|
|EE 554 | Real Time Computer Systems|
|EE 557 | Computer Systems Architecture|
|EE 558 | Optical Fiber Communication Systems|