USC Price School of Public Policy

MPA Labs

MPA Labs

Through the MPA labs, students develop foundational skills in professional writing, speaking, and research, and they meet with officials in local government, nonprofit and quasi-government agencies to develop an understanding of the professional practice of public and nonprofit management.

The MPA Labs are tied to the PPD 540-Public Administration and Society course, the Gateway course to the MPA. The MPA Labs commence with full-day required meetings the first two Fridays of the fall semester. Lab activities will be scheduled throughout the academic year.