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

Spring Semester 2018
(Registration dates apply only to courses that run from Jan. 08–April 27. For registration dates for specific courses, please find the course in the Classes Offered section and click the calendar icon next to the course.)

Oct. 23-Jan. 5Registration for continuing students
Nov. 16-Jan. 5Registration for returning students and continuing students
Jan. 4-5Registration for spring semester continues
Jan. 5Last day to register and settle without late fee
Jan. 8Spring semester classes begin for Session 001
Jan. 8-12Late registration and change of program for Session 001
Jan. 15Martin Luther King Day, university holiday
Jan. 26Deadline for purchasing or showing proof of health insurance
Jan. 26Last day to register and add classes for Session 001
Jan. 26Last day to drop a class without a mark of “W,” except for Monday-only classes, and receive a refund for Session 001
Jan. 26Last day to change enrollment option to Pass/No Pass or Audit for Session 001
Jan. 26Last day to purchase or waive tuition refund insurance
Jan. 30Last day to drop a Monday-only class without a mark of “W” and receive a refund or change to Pass/No Pass or Audit for Session 001
Feb. 19Presidents’ Day, university holiday
Feb. 23Last day to drop a course without a mark of “W” on the transcript
*Please drop any course by the end of week three (or the week three equivalent for short sessions) to avoid tuition charges.
Feb. 23Last day to change a Pass/No Pass course to letter grade
March 11-18Spring recess
March 30Thesis/Dissertation Manuscript submission deadline
April 6Last day to drop a class with a mark of “W” for Session 001
April 27Spring semester classes end
April 28-May 1Study days
May 2-9Final examinations
May 10Spring semester ends
May 11Commencement

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

Feb27Tue

Lunch and Learn: Doctoral Seminar Series

Tue, Feb 27, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
This monthly series provides PhD students with a forum to improve communication skills and discuss scientific topics of societal significance in a friendly, peer-to-peer manner. Each month, one student will introduce a new topic and lead...

Mar27Tue

Lunch and Learn: Doctoral Seminar Series

Tue, Mar 27, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
This monthly series provides PhD students with a forum to improve communication skills and discuss scientific topics of societal significance in a friendly, peer-to-peer manner. Each month, one student will introduce a new topic and lead...

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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.