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University of Southern California

Public Policy Programs

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

University of Southern California / Public Policy Programs is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Policy/Juris Doctor (MPP/JD)
Master of Planning/Master of Public Policy (M Pl/MPP)
(Graduate Certificate) Public policy
(Graduate Certificate) Homeland security and public policy
Master of Public Policy (MPP) Public policy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 32
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Practicum

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

275
Applied
204
Accepted
61
Enrolled
74%

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

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

118
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 20.34%
Black or African American 5.08%
White or Caucasian 38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 14.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.39%
Unknown 5.93%

Gender

Male (41%)
Female (58%)

Faculty

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

Research

Focus of faculty research: Urban political economy, community and economic development, environmental policy, transportation policy, housing policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,160,914

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Gary Painter
Director
Email: gpainter@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-8754
Fax: 213-740-7573

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