USC Price School of Public Policy

Policy Area Specializations

Additional Opportunities in Civil Infrastructure:

Civil Infrastructure

Civil infrastructure systems such as transportation, water, waste disposal, power and communications are the enablers of modern society. The management and administration of these complex, interdependent systems require a broad, diverse knowledge base that draws from many disciplines. Students may emphasize transportation policy, planning, infrastructure finance, project permitting and approval and infrastructure management.

Suggested management elective:

  • PPD 690 – Alternative Dispute Resolution

Suggested analytic electives:

  • PPD 647 – Finance of the Public Sector OR
  • PPD 587 – Risk Analysis

Sample electives may include:

    Infrastructure Finance:
  • PPD 626 – Public/Private and Mixed Enterprises Planning
  • PPD 647 – Finance of the Public Sector
  • CE 552 – Managing and Financing Public Engineering Works (Civil Engineering)
  • ISE 561 – Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects (Industrial and Systems Engineering)
  • Project Permitting and Approval:

  • PPD 671 – Decision-Making in Regulatory Agencies
  • PPD 691 – Methods for Assessment and Protection of Environmental Quality
  • PPD 692 – Transportation and the Environment
  • PPD 693 – Communicating Public Policy
  • Infrastructure Management:

  • PPD 633 – Urban Transportation Planning and Management
  • PPD 636 – Infrastructure and Modern Society
  • PPD 673 – Strategic Planning in the Public Sector
  • CE 589 – Port Engineering: Planning and Operations (Civil Engineering)
  • SAE 541 – Systems Engineering Theory and Practice (Systems Architecting and Engineering)