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Prospective Students

  • Civil engineering courses have been offered at USC since 1906, and environmental engineering courses since 1970.
  • The Department has:
    • 21 full-time faculty members, all leaders in education and research.
    • 43 part-time lecturers, highly-qualified professionals with experience and knowledge of engineering practice.
       
  • The Department offers Master's degree programs in:
    • Civil Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Construction Engineering and Management
    • Structural Structural Engineering
    • Transportation Engineering
       
  • Graduate courses and Master's degrees are offered online through the Viterbi Office of Master's and Professional Programs (MAPP). Students can “attend” class via real-time video broadcast and participate in class discussions; or they can review lectures at their own pace over the Internet with access to faculty by email and phone. 
     
  • The Department offers state-of-the-art PhD programs in:
    • Civil infrastructure systems
    • Structural components and concrete technology
    • Structural health monitoring 
    • Geomechanics and geotechnology
    • Environmental engineering and air pollution
    • Tsunamis and hydrodynamics
    • Engineering seismology
    • Energy and environment
    • Earthquake engineering.