USC Price School of Public Policy

B.A./B.S. and Master of Public Administration Progressive Degree

The Sol Price School of Public Policy offers undergraduate students who have demonstrated exceptional academic success the opportunity to earn both the bachelor’s and master’s degree in a progressive degree program. This program allows student to earn both the bachelor’s degree and the MPA degree in five years.


Admission is available after the completion of 64 units of course work toward the undergraduate degree. Students must apply for admission to the progressive degree program after completing 64 units of applicable course work to their undergraduate programs, but prior to the completion of 96 units of course work (not including AP, IB or courses taken prior to high school graduation. The application for admission to the progress degree plan must be accompanied by a course proposal plan and two letters of recommendation. Learn more »