MS Petroleum Engineering USC - California Admission GuidelinesDocument Transcript
Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (MS, PTE) Program The USC Viterbi School of Engineerings Petroleum Engineering program is one of the oldest in the country Description with considerable industry support and interaction. Its assets are numerous - the advantages of a relatively small, friendly program, combined with the Universitys impressive academic and research facilities; its proximity to major oil fields in California; and a quality education provided by experienced and nationally renowned faculty. Students interested in Petroleum Engineering should have an interest in energy resources, earth sciences, geology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computers, economics, engineering design, and management skills. In addition, the M.S. in Petroleum Engineering with a specialization in Smart Oilfield Technologies (SOFT) is also available online via DEN. Admission • An undergraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering (or other engineering, math, or hard science with Criteria assigned deficiencies) from a regionally accredited college or university. • Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average)*. • Satisfactory GRE* and TOEFL** test scores. All scores must be officially reported to the university directly by ETS. • Satisfactory performance in previous coursework related to the intended major. How to Apply 1. Complete online application: http://www.usc.edu/admission/graduate/apply/ 2. Submit application materials. 3. Submit official test scores through ETS. Application deadlines are as follows†: Fall Admission - April 30th Spring Admission - October 1st † Applications received after the deadline may or may not be evaluated for the requested admission semester at departmental discretion. Application • Online application (required): Graduate application can be accessed at Materials http://www.usc.edu/admission/graduate/apply/. • Transcripts (required): Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, sealed by the institution. Mail transcripts to: USC Graduate Office of Admission University Park Campus Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915 If via private carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.): University of Southern California Office of Admission & Financial Aid 3601 South Flower Street Tyler 1 Los Angeles, CA 90089-0915 • GRE General Test (required): Satisfactory scores less than five years old*. Official scores must be reported from ETS directly to USC using ETS school code 4852. A department code is not required. • Letters of Recommendation (three required): Letters of recommendation should be from faculty or others (supervisors, professional colleagues, etc.) qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study. They should be written on official letterhead. • Statement of Purpose (required): The statement of purpose should describe succinctly your reasons for applying to the proposed program at the Viterbi School of Engineering, your preparation for this field of study, study interests, future career plans, and other aspects of your background and interests which may aid the admissions committee in evaluating your aptitude and motivation for graduate study.
• TOEFL (international applicants only, strongly recommended): Satisfactory scores less than two years old**. Official scores must be reported from ETS directly to USC using ETS school code 4852. A department code is not required. Distance The MS in Petroleum Engineering can be earned 100% online. Visit http://viterbi.usc.edu/msdegrees for Learning detailed information. Option Graduation A minimum of 27 units is required to earn the MS in Petroleum Engineering degree.Requirements • Required core courses: 18 units • Elective courses: 9 units • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation. Contact Petroleum Engineering: 213.740.0322 Viterbi Masters and Professional Programs: 213.740.4488 http://viterbi.usc.edu/msdegrees Frequently Asked Questions: http://viterbi.usc.edu/admission/graduate/faq/index.htm Notes * Eligibility to apply is not based on minimum GPAs and scores. The average cumulative GPA is 3.55 (4.00 scale) and the average GRE scores are Quantitative 765 and Verbal 490 for newly admitted USC Viterbi graduate students. Please note that students with scores/GPAs both higher and lower than the aforementioned have been both admitted and not admitted to USC. ** International students whose first language is not English are required to take the International Student English Examination (ISE), administered by the USC Testing Bureau at the beginning of the first term of study. The results on the examination determine whether or not students must take additional English instruction courses. International students who hold a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited university located in the United States or in another country in which English is both the language of instruction and the only official language of the country are also exempt from having to take the ISE. Also, students who have achieved one of the following official TOEFL scores within the last two years are exempt from taking the ISE: • 250 or higher on the computer-based TOEFL • 600 or higher on the paper-based TOEFL • 100 or higher on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with no less than 20 on each of the four individual sections