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Electrical Engineering - Electric Power

University of Southern California

24 months
2199 USD/credit
2199 USD/credit
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University of Southern California began teaching electrical engineering more than a century ago, when the field was widely considered a subset of physics. Today our work is vitally important and critical to the advancement of the information age. Apply to the Electrical Engineering - Electric Power MSc program offered at University of Southern California.


These include: circuits; antenna networks; bio-signal processing; computer architecture; very large-scale integration and computer-aided design; computer networks; control systems; high-speed switching architectures; signal, image and multimedia processing; nanotechnology; optical communications; photonics; and quantum information processing.

The electric power industry is presently experiencing what has been described as the most revolutionary (and exciting) set of technological changes since the days of Edison. Apart from environmental pressures that demand a revised portfolio of energy resources, utilities are anticipating the development of a so-called “smart grid” that promises new opportunities for efficient and reliable use of electric power. The skills that electric power engineers will require are changing accordingly.

What you will study

The Electrical Engineering - Electric Power MSc program at University of Southern California is a program option for students seeking careers in the electric power industry. The plan of study combines traditional topics in power generation, transmission, and distribution with cutting-edge topics such as the integration of renewable energy sources in the “smart grid.”

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Functions of the Constructor
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
  • Power Systems
  • Power Systems Technology
  • Power System Analysis and Design
  • Solid State Energy Devices
  • Transients in Power Systems
  • Power System Protection
  • Renewable Energy in Power Systems
  • Net-Centric Power System Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


28 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

Satisfactory performance in required coursework:

  • Two years of college math including differential equations.
  • One year of engineering physics or electronics with lab.

In addition, the following coursework is recommended:

  • One course in circuit theory. One course in computer science or experience with a high level programming language.
  • All applicants must complete and submit the USC Online Application.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • GRE General Test: Satisfactory scores less than five years old.
  • Letters of Recommendation (3 Required)
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2199 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2199 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    2199 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2199 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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