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USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Master of Public Policy
SPPD's Master of Public Policy (MPP) program is renowned for bringing together leaders from business, government, and the nonprofit sector to design solutions to public problems. It offers a comprehensive degree that integrates public policy leadership, analysis, evaluation, and management. Core courses and specialized electives provide students with in-depth knowledge of the policy issues they care most about. Through coursework, interaction with faculty, and practical experience, MPP students gain awareness of the political environment in which policy decisions are made, and develop an understanding of the effects that decisions have on government, business, and the community. The program offers a number of distinct features:
In the MPP program, students are taught to develop "knowledge in action." The professional focus ensures that students will have the analytical skills, theoretical context, and background to be successful in our rapidly changing, globalizing world. In addition to classroom work, students engage clients directly through the school’s Policy Analysis Practicum. Internships generally are paid and may be completed during the school year or in the summer.
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
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