Welcome new PhD students!
||Congratulations on your admission to graduate study at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. We are proud of your achievements, and we enthusiastically welcome you to our community of students and scholars.
The information herein will assist you with the transition to graduate school at USC. Should you have additional questions, please contact Tracy Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (213) 740-0114.
First, a reminder!
The Viterbi School PhD New Student Orientation Program
Fall 2012 Orientation Dates to Be Announced!
Topics covered will include: getting started in your acedemic program; graduate student life; VGSA; academic integrity; library resources; the Distance Education Network (DEN); and more!
Doctoral Programs Coordinator
Olin Hall 106
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1454
Tel. (213) 740-0114
Fax (213) 821-2367
Helpful Links for New Students
USC is accessible via many different airports and airlines. The closest airport is the Los Angeles International
Airport (LAX). The following services will take you from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the University Park Campus.
(Approximate costs are provided in U.S. dollars).
- Taxi: Approximate cost is $30-$45
- Shuttle Bus Service:
Please see the list below
PhD students are advised by faculty when it comes to their courses and research.
Please contact the departmental staff advisor listed below to find out which professor will
*International Students cannot register at USC until they arrive on campus and go through the passport check.
The full-time enrollment requirement for PhD students at USC is at least 6 units applicable toward the graduate degree.
This applies to graduate assistants; to students on F-1 and J-1 visas; and to anyone who is required to be enrolled
as a full-time PhD student.
USC Department of Public Safety
Campus Cruiser 213-740-4911
Student Health Center 213-740-9355
Student Counseling Services 213-740-7711
Center for Women and Men 213-740-4900