PPIA Program

“Diversity & Leadership in Public Service”

University of Southern California

Sol Price School of Public Policy

www.usc.edu/price

The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy educates and trains leaders who can create multi-disciplinary approaches to the challenging and complex issues of governance, management and the building of contemporary urban communities. Price professional master\'s degree programs join theory with practice and emphasize experiential and professional learning. Students have considerable latitude in designing their own programs in order to pursue their specialized areas of interest and further their professional development.

Degrees Offered

MPA--Master of Public Administration
Dual Degrees with MPA
-MPA/JD--Master of Public Administration/ Juris Doctorate
-MPA/MA--Master of Public Administration/ Master of Arts in International Relations
-MPA/MPL-- Master of Public Administration/ Master of Planning
-MPA/MSG--Master of Public Administration/ -Master of Science in Gerontology
-MPA/MAJCS-- Master of Public Administration/ Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Services
(through the Hebrew Union College)
-MPA/MSW-- Master of Public Administration/ Master of Social Work

MPP--Master of Public Policy
Dual Degrees with MPP
-MPP/MPL-Master Public Policy/Master of Planning
-MPP/JD--Master of Public Policy/ Juris Doctorate

Master of Planning
Dual Degrees with MPL
-MPL/MA--Master of Planning/ Master of Arts in International Relations
-MPL/ MPA--Master of Planning/ Master of Public Administration
-MPL/MPP-Master of Planning/Master of Public Policy
-MPL/ M. Arch--Master of Planning/ Master of Architecture
-MPL/ MBA--Master of Planning/ Master of Business Administration
-MPL/ MA--Master of Planning/ Master of Arts in Economics
-MPL/MSG--Master of Planning/ Master of Science in Gerontology
-MPL/ M. L. Arch--Master of Planning/ Master of Landscape Architecture
-MPL/ MPAS--Master of Planning/ Master of Public Arts Studies
-MPL/MRED--Master of Planning/ Master of Real Estate Development
-MPL/MSW--Master of Planning/ Master of Social Work

MHA--Master of Health Administration
Dual Degrees with MHA
-MHA/MSG--Master of Health Administration/ Master of Science in Gerontology

MRED--Master of Real Estate Development
Dual Degrees with MRED
-MRED/JD--Master of Real Estate Development/ Juris Doctorate
-MRED/ MBA--Master of Real Estate Development/ Master of Business Administration
-MRED/MPL--Master of Real Estate Development/ Master of Planning

Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Doctoral Programs
-Ph.D. in Public Policy,and Management
-Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development
-Doctorate of Policy, Planning, and Development

Fields of Specialization/Study Tracks

Education Policy
Environmental Policy
Social Policy / Poverty
Urban Studies / Regional Planning
Information & Technology Policy / Management
International Development
Nonprofit Management
Organizational Theory / Management
Public Finance / Budgeting
Government (Public) Administration
Healthcare Policy / Management
Housing / Economic Development

Area Studies

N/A

Graduate Program Overview

The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy offers an education that:
--Combines the liberal arts, professional expertise, and the resources of a great research university to offer students breadth, depth and variety as they follow their interests and design their programs
--Centers on and values the relationships that develop between individual students and individual instructors
--Offers both academic and relevant real-world experiences and draws widely on the expertise of networks of engaged councilors, advisors, alumni/as, and prominent professionals
--Encourages innovation, entrepreneurship, experimentation, and collaboration
--Fosters a multidisciplinary and problem-solving ethic
--Focuses broadly and inclusively on the issues, constituencies, structures, and institutions engaged in public life
--Utilizes and engages with the city of Los Angeles and the greater Southern California region as a living laboratory in which to learn and put into practice the lessons of the classroom

Admissions Deadline

Fall-December 1
Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management
Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development

Fall-Scholarship Deadline December 15, Final Deadline July 1
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Policy
Master of Health Administration
Master of Planning

Admissions Overview

The following items are required in order to complete the applications process:

USC Graduate Application http://www.usc.edu/dept/admission/grad
-$85 application fee
-Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
-Price Master\'s Supplemental Form (complete through the Graduate On-line Application)
-Current resume
-Three letters of recommendation, including at least one academic reference
-Statement of purpose
-Scholarship Application Form (If you wish to be considered for the Price School sponsored scholarships, complete Scholarship Application Form through Price Supplemental Form on-line)
--Official GRE or GMAT Scores (GMAT is not accepted for MPP and Ph.D Programs; LSAT is accepted only for MRED Program)

For International Students Only:
--Official TOEFL Score
--Financial Support Statement
--Official transcripts must include original language and English translation as separate documents

Contact Information

University of Southern California
USC
Sol Price School of Public Policy
RGL 111
Los Angeles, California
(213) 740-0550
(213) 7407573
uscprice@usc.edu

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