USC Price School of Public Policy

MPA Labs

MPA Labs

MPA Labs develop fundamental skills in professional writing, speaking, and research.  In addition, students meet with officials in local government, nonprofit and quasi-government agencies to increase their understanding of various approaches to public management.

Labs are tied to the PPD 540-Public Administration and Society course, the Gateway course to the MPA.  Students attend mandatory meetings on the first two Fridays of fall semester. However, Lab activities will be scheduled throughout the academic year.