Academics

The Master of Communication Informatics is a cross-disciplinary joint degree program offered by the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Students must be admitted by both schools. Students explore several of the most interesting technological phenomena impacting communication today, including online communities, social media and user-generated content, Crowdsourcing, Big Data and data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, data mining and others. The goal is to educate students who are proficient users of these technologies, and who also possess the analytical and problem-solving skills to expand and improve on existing technologies, and to help define a roadmap for the communication technologies of the future.

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The USC Viterbi School of Engineering Master of Science in Cyber Security Engineering degree program focuses on the fundamental theory and practices for designing, engineering and operating high assurance secure information systems. The program addresses the challenges and problems of sound policy formulation, verifiably secure operating systems, security-aware applications, secure networking, and use of cryptography and key management. This elucidates a foundation of sound principles for mitigation strategies that include advanced persistent threat employing malicious subversion.

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Hard challenges in areas as diverse as medicine, business, media, and sports are being solved daily because data is opening new doors to the future. Progress in these domains requires individuals who understand the relevant engineering principles, but also have a passion for how information can be used to solve vexing puzzles. A Master of Data Informatics is a customizable gateway to connect your skill with a world of answers waiting to be discovered.

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The Master of Science in Spatial Informatics is a cross-disciplinary joint degree program offered by the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Students must be admitted by both the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Geospatial data accessibility, spatial decision support systems and geospatial problem solving environments are revolutionizing most industries and disciplines, including health care, marketing, social services, human security, education, environmental sustainability and transportation.

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