Admission

Undergraduate Admission

Mork Family Department offers a degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, with degree emphasis areas in Biochemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Polymer/Material Science, Sustainable Energy, and Nanotechnology. We also offer an undergraduate minor in Petroleum Engineering. You can read more about our undergraduate program here.

Please click the appropriate link below to view the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Admission page.

Freshman
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Admission: First Year Applicants
Transfers
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Admission: Transferring to USC

Graduate Admission

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.

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

How to apply to graduate programs

REACH Graduate Engineering Preview

Mork Family Department Graduate Research Brochure

Online Masters Programs

How to Apply

Mork Scholarships & Fellowships

Thanks in part to the generous support of our department’s friends and partners, we are able to make available¬†a number of fellowships and scholarships to students at all levels. These include:

The Mork Family Undergraduate Petroleum Engineering Scholarship

Funded by the generous naming gift to the department from John Mork and the Mork Family, the Undergraduate Petroleum Engineering Scholarship provides up to $10,000 per academic year of financial support to an undergraduate student in the Petroleum Engineering option.

The Mork Family Graduate Fellowship

The Mork Family Graduate Fellowship supports Ph.D. students by providing tuition and up to half of the annual research stipend. Nominees for the Mork Fellowship are selected by the department from each incoming class of Ph.D. students.

Chevron Fellowships

Every year, through its unique University Partnership Program with USC, the Chevron Corporation makes available fellowships at all levels of study. These include:

Five fellowships available to undergraduate students in the Petroleum Engineering option pursuing either Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering degrees. These fellowships each provide $10,000 per year for two years. For more details and information on applying, please contact Juli Legat.

Five fellowships available to Master’s students studying Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Mechanical Engineering. These fellowships each provide $30,000 per year applicable to tuition only. Nominees are selected by the departments from each incoming class of Master’s students.

Five fellowships providing tuition and stipend support to Ph.D. students pursuing reasearch in energy-related areas and pursuing Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Mechanical Engineering. Nominees are selected by the departments from each incoming class of Ph.D. students.

Lists of recipients for all Chevron Fellowships can be found here.

Additional Fellowship Opportunities

More information on fellowships available to Ph.D. students at USC can be found here.

Ph.D. applicants should also consider applying for:

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The Department of Engineering Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program.