University of Southern California

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Master of Public Administration


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90007

United States


(213) 740-2311

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Administration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A career in public or non-profit management provides an opportunity to shape the future of our communities and to improve our overall quality of life. SPPD's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program continues to be rated among the top public administration programs nationwide. Most recently, the USC MPA degree program was ranked seventh in the nation in the 2008 survey of public administration, public policy and public affairs programs, conducted by U.S. News and World Report.


NASPAA, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, CAHME,

International Student Requirements:

International students must also submit the following documents: •official TOEFL scores (Institution Code: 4852) •official transcripts indicating the award of all degrees with the title and date conferred in the applicant's native language and an exact translation into English of each document •a financial guarantee statement showing proof of the ability to pay all tuition and living expenses

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 40

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1360

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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