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University of Southern California

Doctor of Policy, Planning, and Development Program

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

University of Southern California / Doctor of Policy, Planning, and Development Program is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Policy, Planning, and Development (DPPD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Project

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

41
Applied
16
Accepted
13
Enrolled
39%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Student Body

43
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.95%
Black or African American 11.63%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.33%
Asian 9.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2.33%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 6.98%

Gender

Male (53%)
Female (46%)

Faculty

151
Total faculty
Full-time - 51
Part-time - 100
Male (109)
Female (42)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Governance: effective institutions, leadership, management, healthy urban and place development, sustainability, community, public policy and planning, societal problem solving and analysis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,160,914

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Elizabeth Graddy
Vice Dean and Professor
Email: graddy@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-5725
Fax: 213-740-5379

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