USC Price School of Public Policy

State-of-the-Art Skill Set

USC MPA students gain sound management, analytical and methods skills including

  • organizational analysis and design
  • financial management and budgeting
  • policy and program evaluation
  • negotiation and conflict resolution
  • team-building and group dynamics
  • context in which public decisions are made

Graduates of USC Price’s MPA have the political skills to get things done at the highest levels of an organization. They also possess excellent presentation skills, an understanding of multiple analytical software packages. These skills prepare them for leadership positions in public, nonprofit and private organizations