the Master of Science in electrical engineering is subject to the following requirements:
a total of at least 27 units
every non-EE course for graduate credit requires prior written adviser approval recorded each semester on a special request form in the student's department file
no more than three (3) courses (maximum 12 units) may be counted at the 400 level- at least 18 adviser-approved units must be taken at the 500 or 600 level
at least 18 units must be taken in electrical engineering, those not in EE require written adviser approval and must be technical in nature
to achieve a degree of breadth in their program, students are encouraged to take two technical courses outside their area of specialization but within EE
at least 21 of the 27 units must be taken in the Viterbi School of Engineering
units to be transferred (maximum of four (4) with adviser approval) must have been taken prior to taking classes at USC- interruption of residency is not allowed.