USC Price School of Public Policy

MPL Class Scheduling

MPL Class Scheduling

USC Price’s class scheduling is designed to accommodate both full and part-time students and are usually schedule in one of three ways:

  • Weekly full semester courses. These courses usually meet once a week in the afternoon or evening, for a 3.5 hour session, for the entire 16 week semester. These courses usually carry 4 units.
  • Split semester courses. Classes meet weekly, once a week in the afternoon or evening, for a 3.5 hour session, for eight weeks. These courses usually carry 2 units. Often first half of the semester courses are paired with second half of the semester courses.
  • 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.