University of Southern California

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Industrial & Systems Engineering


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90007

United States


(213) 740-2311

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

USC has choices for students with and without undergraduate ISE degrees. All choices give students the training and education they need within a short period of time. This page gives a brief introduction to USC's ISE Ph.D. program. For more extensive information such as course requirements for the Daniel Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering's doctorate program, you can download the Ph.D. Handbook (pdf). If you are interested in a Master's Degree, please visit web page for the Epstein ISE Department Master's Program. The Ph.D. program prepares students for leadership in Industrial and Systems Engineering research and university-level education. In addition to meeting course requirements, students spend one or more years on Ph.D. dissertation research. Departmental policies for the Ph.D. are described in the Ph.D. Handbook (pdf). Additional Graduate School policies for doctoral students serving as Graduate Assistants (Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, Graduate Fellows, and Assistant Lecturers) are described in the Graduate Assistant Handbook (pdf).


University of Southern California is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

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