Nonprofits and Philanthropy
For students and working professionals looking to acquire a complete, multidisciplinary understanding of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, as well as how best to use that knowledge to effect social change, the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy (USC Price) offers an unparalleled educational environment. more »
USC Price is the only school in the country with eight full-time faculty members studying nonprofits/ philanthropy. Each has a distinctive research agenda in areas such as Volunteerism and Civic Engagement; Philanthropic Strategies and Public Problem Solving; Nonprofit Strategy, Management and Leadership; and Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. more »
USC Price also houses its own independent research unit, the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy.
The nonprofit sector is where change becomes a reality, dealing with some of society’s most daunting public problems and working to develop solutions. The issues span from school reform to health care access, economic development to cleaner environments, affordable housing to greater mobility, civic engagement to effective governance. more »
For years, USC Price has been producing top graduates who have gone on to become leaders in the nonprofit sector. They are advisors to top philanthropies and foundations, directors of nonprofit organizations and collectives, and founders of organizations making a real difference with the most pressing problems facing society. And while each alumnus has his or her own story, their own trajectory to success, all of them begin with USC Price. Check out these alumni stories to see where a degree from USC Price can take you.
Undergraduate students can pursue a Minor in Nonprofits, Philanthropy and Volunteerism, with three specialized courses, and graduate students can select from a MPA Specialization (Cluster) in Nonprofit Management and Leadership or a MPP Specialization in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Policy, with five specialized courses. The school is also offering the new Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Policy, available to all students as well as working professionals.