USC Price School of Public Policy

Policy Area Specializations


This specialization allows students to select from our top-ranked public administration courses to develop the management skills to lead public organizations.

Suggested management elective:

  • PPD 541 – Public Financial Management and Budgeting

Suggested analytic elective:

  • PPD 542 – Program and Policy Evaluation

Sample electives may include:

  • PPD 545 – Human Behavior in Public Organizations
  • PPD 516x – Financial Accounting in the Public and Nonprofit Sector
  • PPD 654 – Information Technology Management in the Public Sector
  • PPD 675 – Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • PPD 690 – Alternative Dispute Resolution