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USC Viterbi's Online Computer Science MS Program Repeats No.1 Ranking

U.S. News & World Report again ranks DEN@Viterbi as the top online computer science program in North America

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of Best Online Education Programs, ranking the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Distance Education Network (DEN@Viterbi) as the No. 1 Online Graduate Computer Information Technology (CIT) program in North America for the second year in a row. USC Viterbi's 40+ other online graduate engineering programs were collectively ranked in U.S. News' top five, for the second year in a row. 

"We are excited that USC Viterbi is yet again ranked as a leader in online professional graduate education," said Kelly Goulis, Senior Associate Dean of USC Viterbi Graduate and Professional Programs. "More than ever, engineers are challenged to solve today's global issues while maintaining their careers, traveling for work, and continuing their education. We are proud of our online graduate engineering program, DEN@Viterbi, for being recognized as one of the highest-quality online educational programs available to today's professional engineers."

DEN@Viterbi, a pioneer in distance learning, was established in 1972 and has grown to offer more than 40 online engineering master's degree programs, graduate certificates and professional courses. The online program allows students, such as active military personnel and full-time professionals located abroad and within the United States, to access USC Viterbi's top-ranked engineering program from the comfort of their home computer. The online education platform provides a unique blended classroom model that integrates on- and off-campus students via custom studio classrooms on the USC Viterbi campus. DEN@Viterbi coursework is identical to that for on-campus USC Viterbi students, with the same top faculty as well as the same high admissions and performance standards.

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.

For more information about DEN@Viterbi, visit viterbi.usc.edu/den.

About the USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Engineering Studies began at the University of Southern California in 1905. Nearly a century later, the Viterbi School of Engineering received a naming gift in 2004 from alumnus Andrew J. Viterbi, inventor of the Viterbi algorithm now key to cell phone technology and numerous data applications. Consistently ranked among the top graduate programs in the world, the school enrolls more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students, taught by 174 tenured and tenure-track faculty, with 60 endowed chairs and professorships. http://viterbi.usc.edu

SOURCE USC Viterbi School of Engineering

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