Summer Start Program

2018 Summer Start Program is a program designed for students to get summer start on their MS degree in Computer Science.  Students admitted to this program, will be required to register for two courses in Summer 2018 beginning Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  You will receive an email at your USC email from Viterbi Master’s Student Services on March 1, 2018 regarding transitioning to USC and what you need to prepare.

By mid-March the Computer Science Academic Advisement team will contact you regarding course registration, course dates/times and receiving departmental clearance (“D-clearance”) for your courses.  Seats are always saved for our new Summer Start students so please do not be concerned about not being able to add a course.  Take a look at our course offerings for Summer 2018:


  • CSCI 455 – Introduction to Programming Systems Design
  • CSCI 570 – Analysis of Algorithms


  • CSCI 402 – Operating Systems
  • CSCI 526 – Advanced Mobile Devices and Game Consoles
  • CSCI 561 – Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
  • CSCI 570 – Analysis of Algorithms
  • CSCI 585 – Database Systems

Please contact Viterbi Master’s Student Services at if you have any questions.