USC Price School of Public Policy

MPL Class Scheduling

USC Price class scheduling is designed to accommodate both full and part-time students. Classes are scheduled in one of three ways:

  • 23069637895_f59c1cb7fa_nWeekly full semester courses. Courses typically meet once a week in the afternoon or evening for a 3.5 hour session over the entire 16 week semester. These courses usually carry 4 units.
  • Split semester courses. Classes meet weekly in the afternoon or evening for a 3.5 hour session over eight weeks. These courses usually carry 2 units.
  • Intensive courses. These courses meet in blocks of full days, usually Thursdays and Fridays and/or weekends and consist of a preliminary reading period prior to the commencement of the first class session and a final project which is completed after the last class session.