University of Southern California

Master of Public Administration


Waite Phillips Hall 3470 Trousdale Parkway

Los Angeles, CA 90089

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

About the Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) online program is designed to educate the next generation of leaders who can solve tomorrow’s most pressing issues—from the environment to healthcare reform, immigration, infrastructure, urban development, and more. Individuals enter the program as students and prepare to graduate as change agents.

Offered by the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, this online master’s program takes a different approach—to teach students how to view management and policy issues through the lens of social entrepreneurship.

Students enjoy a contemporary curriculum that blends cutting-edge research and practical experience with problem-solving strategies. Beyond the core courses, students are encouraged to dig deeper into their area of interest by selecting one of the following concentrations: government management, nonprofit management, or public management.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Eligibility Requirements:

• USC Graduate Application • Application fee • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 • Above average score on the GRE or GMAT • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended • Completed Price School Supplemental Form • Current resume • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one academic reference • Statement of purpose, approximately 1,000 words.

Facts & Figures

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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