The Office of Graduate and Professional Programs (GAPP) provides support services for Master’s and Doctoral students at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Please visit the Frequently Visited Areas and primary sections of our site for more information about services and resources for current graduate students.

Primary Sections

Academic Services

The academic services section of our website has information related to your academic progress while at USC.

  • Academic Advisement
  • Academic Policies
  • New Student Information
  • DEN@Viterbi Student Services
  • International Student Services
  • Course Registration and Access
  • Forms
  • Degree Requirements
  • Commencement Information
Career Development

Career related services and resources including:

  • Career Development Events
  • Internship Opportunities and Resources
  • Viterbi Career Connections office and services
News and Events

Important information about upcoming events and highlights. The news feed is updated regularly.

  • GAPP Blog
  • Signature Events including Orientation, Graduate Awards, and Commencement
  • VGSA and Student Group Events
  • Mentorship Program and Events
Student Life

Enjoy all the resources, events, and opportunities outside of the classroom USC has to offer. Explore the city with classmates and join organizations based on a wide range of activities, interests, and affiliations. USC and Los Angeles provide one of the most inclusive and diverse settings in the U.S.

  • Student Organizations
  • Safety and Wellness
  • Graduate Housing
  • Transportation
Tuition, Fees, and Funding Opportunities

Tuition costs, fees, and funding opportunities for graduate students.

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Master’s Student Funding Opportunities
  • Doctoral Student Funding Opportunities
  • Employer Supported

Academic Calendar

Fall 2017
(Registration dates apply only to courses that run from Aug. 21 – Dec. 1. For registration dates for specific courses, please find the course in the Schedule of Classes and click the calendar icon next to the course.)

March 27-April 19 Registration for continuing students
April 20-Aug. 18 Registration for returning students and continuing students
Aug. 18 Last day to register and settle without late fee for Session 001
Aug. 21 Fall semester classes begin in Session 001
Aug. 21-25 Late registration and change of schedule
Sept. 4 Labor Day, university holiday
Sept. 8 Deadline for purchasing or showing proof of health insurance
Sept. 8 Last day to register and add classes for Session 001
Sept. 8 Last day to drop a class without a mark of “W,” except for Monday-only classes, and receive a refund for Session 001
Sept. 8 Last day to change enrollment option to Pass/No Pass or Audit for Session 001
Sept. 8 Last day to purchase or waive tuition refund insurance for fall
Sept. 12 Last day to drop or add a Monday-only class without a mark of “W” and receive a refund or change to Pass/No Pass or Audit for Session 001
Oct. 6 Last day to drop a course without a mark of “W” on the transcript
*Please drop any course by the end of week three for session 001 (or the 20 percent mark of the session in which the course is offered) to avoid tuition charges.
Oct. 6 Last day to change a Pass/No Pass course to letter grade
Nov. 1 at noon Thesis/dissertation manuscript submission deadline
Nov. 10 Last day to drop a class with a mark of “W” for Session 001
Nov. 22-26 Thanksgiving recess
Dec. 1 Fall semester classes end
Dec. 2-5 Study days
Dec. 6-13 Final examinations
Dec. 14-Jan. 7, 2018 Winter recess

Graduate Students Entering Fall 2017

Information for all incoming graduate students: Master's (On Campus and Online via DEN@Viterbi) and Doctoral students.

New Student Information Page

Information for all incoming graduate students: Master's (On Campus and Online via DEN@Viterbi) and Doctoral students.

New Student Information

Upcoming Events

Nov14Tue

Academic Career Mentoring Panel Series

Tue, Nov 14, 2017
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: SOS B46
Speaker: Faculty Panel, Viterbi School of EngineeringTalk Title: Academic and Industry Paths: How to be Ready and in Demand for BothAbstract: Engineering is the most employable career choice, both in industry and academia. This panel...

Student Forms

The most commonly used forms for all graduate students including Leave of Absence, Petitions, CPT, File to Graduate and more.

International Students

Specific services and policies for International Students.

DEN@Viterbi Students

Information for our DEN@Viterbi (off campus) students including admitted, limited status, and audit.