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Admissions


Graduate (PhD and MS Programs)


Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Southern California offers a unique and vibrant environment for post-graduate study. With world-class facilities and a broadly interdisciplinary culture, it is the perfect place to begin your career on the cutting edge of engineering technology. We award M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, and Petroleum Engineering.

All Ph.D. students who show satisfactory academic progress are guaranteed four years of stipend-supported study including full tuition.

More information about each of our graduate programs can be found by following the links below:


We also offer online masters programs in each of these disciplines.

For details about specific research and study opportunities available to graduate students in Mork Family Department, download our graduate research brochure:
Mork Family Department Brochure (6.7 MB PDF)

If you're interested in obtaining a Master's degree, you should consider visiting on the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Preview Day for prospective Master's students. Please visit the Graduate and Professional Programs or contact viterbi.gradprograms@usc.edu for more information about this event.

Undergraduate (BS Program)


Mork Family Department offers a degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, with degree empahsis areas in Biochemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Polymer Science, and Nanotechnology. We also offer undergraduate minors in Petroleum Engineering and Materials Science. You can read more about our undergraduate program here.

Mork Scholarships and Fellowships


Outstanding applicants at both the graduate and undergraduate level will be considered for a variety of scholarship and fellowship opportunities. More information on the opportunities available can be found here.

How to Apply


For more admission information, please go to the How to Apply page.

Student Life at USC


You can find a collection of useful links for students here.

Research Experience for Undergraduates Program


REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates): The Viterbi School’s SURE program provides Junior-year students the opportunity to get paid to work alongside top faculty on cutting-edge research projects during a summer in Los Angeles.