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University of Southern California

Master of Public Administration Program

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

University of Southern California / Master of Public Administration Program is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Administration/Juris Doctor (MPA/JD)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Planning (MPA/M Pl)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Arts (MPA/MA)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service (MPA/MAJCS)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Science (MPA/MS)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Social Work (MPA/MSW)
(Graduate Certificate) Public management
(Graduate Certificate) Political management
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration
(Graduate Certificate) Nonprofit management and policy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 71
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, GMAT
Capstone, internship

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

297
Applied
191
Accepted
90
Enrolled
64%

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 December 15th December 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE, GMAT

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

208
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.9%
Black or African American 6.73%
White or Caucasian 36%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 13.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.4%
Unknown 7.69%

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

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

Research

Focus of faculty research: Collaborative governance and decision-making, nonprofit management, environmental management, institutional analysis, local government, civic engagement
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,160,914

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Shui Yan Tang
Director
Email: stang@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-0379
Fax: 213-740-0001

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