The University of Southern California offers an online Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering degree. Petroleum Engineering involves the technology of economically developing and producing subterranean reservoirs of oil, gas, steam, and hot water and designing underground waste disposal facilities. This technology relies on basic concepts of physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and economics. Because more than 300 products are derived from petroleum, it has become a vital part of our everyday life. The petroleum industry is one of the largest and most prominent in the United States today, and the companies involved are dependent on the services of petroleum engineers to explore, discover, and produce oil and gas to meet energy needs.
An undergraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering (or other engineering, math, or hard science with assigned deficiencies) from a regionally accredited college or university
Deficiency Courses: Students without a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering must complete prerequisite courses at USC
Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average)
Satisfactory GRE and TOEFL test scores
Satisfactory performance in previous coursework related to the intended major
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
Letters of Recommendation (3 Required)
Statement of Purpose
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
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