USC Price School of Public Policy

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Meet Emily ...

... a prospective student who’s very excited about making her first visit to the University of Southern California. Emily arrived at USC by taking the LA Metro Expo Line, which has a station conveniently located just outside of Gate 2 of the campus.

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On her walk to the Price School, Emily stops by one of USC’s 30 fountains, taking in the sights at Hahn Plaza, situated in the heart of the campus.

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Emily makes her way to Lewis Hall, home of the USC Price School, which offers six professional master's degrees, three executive master's degrees, two Ph.D. programs, a professional doctorate, and three undergraduate degree programs. In addition, USC Price also offers online degree programs. .

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Emily passes through the main hallway of the USC Price School of Public Policy. The school is named after Sol Price, who may be best-known for revolutionizing the retail industry as the founder of Price Club (which later merged with Costco), but who was also a champion for social justice throughout his life. Sol Price battled racism in the 1950s, advocated for fair opportunities regardless of income, worked to transform low-income urban neighborhoods and engaged in national public policy reform.

Emily stops in to the Price Admissions Office, where she’s greeted by a Rachel, a student assistant, who had helped her arrange this campus visit.

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Emily meets with Will Coucheron-Aamot, a Price admissions counselor, who will speak more about the degree programs offered at USC Price and answer any questions Emily may have.

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Will is discussing Emily’s career goals and how they align with various academic programs at USC Price. Will takes time to carefully go over step-by-step admissions and application guidelines, assuring Emily that it’s a simple and straightforward process.

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Emily meets with Christine Wilson, the director of student services, who discusses scholarship and funding opportunities available to USC Price students.

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Will continues the tour of Lewis Hall, showing Emily a display of innovate faculty research on the role of art galleries in spurring redevelopment.

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Next, Will takes Emily on a tour of Dauterive Hall. This new USC building houses several interdisciplinary Price research centers, including the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, the Price Center for Social Innovation, and the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.

Learn About Our 13 Research Centers and Institutes

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Emily meets with Professor Gary Painter, director of the Price Center for Social Innovation (CSI), who talks about the center’s leading-edge projects and student engagement opportunities.

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Professor Painter and Emily discuss Price’s international labs. Dr. Painter recently led the Brazil Lab, where students explored community development in the metropolitan area of Fortaleza.

Learn About Price International Labs

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Emily is very interested in issues of social justice and diversity. Here, she speaks with Professor LaVonna Lewis, who spearheaded the Price School’s Diversity Initiative.

Learn About Our Initiative on Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusion

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Emily and Dr. Lewis engage in a conversation on the terrace of Lewis Hall, against the backdrop of the downtown skyline. Dr. Lewis’ research centers on ‘food deserts’ in South Los Angeles, and she explains to Emily how L.A. is a one-of-a-kind setting in which to study and analyze today’s major urban issues.

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Emily meets with our Office of Career Services, which provides a full range of career-oriented programs and services for Price students, including: internships, externships, mentorship opportunities, networking events, and professional development workshops.

Learn About USC Price Career Services

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Are you interested in learning more about the USC Price School or how we can help you advance your career goals?