USC Price School of Public Policy

MPA Course Sequencing

16520638987_3a250f87a2_nMPA Program – Sample Schedule

What follows is a typical course progression totaling 41 units for Pre-Service Students (assumes statistics and social sciences requirements have been met). Individual student programs will vary.

Fall 1
Public Administration and Society (PPD 540 – 4 units)
Economics for Policy, Planning, and Development (PPD 501ab – 4 units)
Human Behavior in Public Organizations (PPD 545 – 4 units)
Internship Seminar (PPD 543 – 1 unit)

Spring 1
Intersectoral Leadership (PPD 500 – 2 units)
Public Financial Management (PPD 541 – 4 units)
Elective (4 units)
Elective (2 units)

Fall 2
Policy and Program Evaluation (PPD 542)
Elective (4 units)

Spring 2
Professional Practice of Public Administration (PPD 546)
Elective (4 units)