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It’s a three-peat: USC Viterbi online programs ranked No. 1

The advanced system gives working professionals global access to the same education obtained on campus by full-time students

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Control room in a DEN@Viterbi classroom (Photo/courtesy of USC Viterbi)

For the third year in a row, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has received a No. 1 ranking in Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

USC Viterbi’s 40-plus other online graduate engineering programs were collectively ranked No. 3 in the annual survey. The programs are delivered via DEN@Viterbi, the school’s online delivery model.

“We are thrilled that USC Viterbi continues to be recognized as a leader in online graduate professional education,” said Kelly Goulis, senior associate dean of USC Viterbi graduate and professional programs. “Our advanced delivery system allows working professionals worldwide access to the same world-class education that full-time, on-campus students receive.”

The Distance Education Network allows students, such as full-time professionals, as well as active-duty military personnel located abroad and within the United States, to remotely access all of USC Viterbi’s top-ranked engineering programs. It offers a blended classroom model that integrates on- and off-campus students via custom studio classrooms located on the USC campus.

First of its kind

DEN@Viterbi, one of the first of its kind, was established in 1972 and has grown to be an online platform that allows remote access to more than 40 USC Viterbi engineering master’s degree programs, graduate certificates and professional courses.

DEN coursework is identical to that for on-campus USC Viterbi students, and it is delivered by the same top faculty and subject to identical high admissions and performance standards as those for on-campus students.

U.S. News rankings are based on a variety of factors, including admissions selectivity, reputational surveys of deans and other academic officials, faculty credentials and training, student engagement, and student services and technology.

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