There are lots of smart people in the world, and there are lots of smart students out there, but I think our students are extremely creative in the way they employ their intelligence.
Dr. Juliet Musso
Houston Flournoy Professor of State Government
Talented students from a wide range of backgrounds and interests are drawn to the Price MPP program. Many enroll directly after completing an undergraduate degree, while others have accumulated significant experience in professional practice. While most majored in the social sciences, students with an undergraduate degree in any field are eligible for admission and encouraged to apply.
MPP students are excited to expand their knowledge of policy-making and implementation within economic, political, and cultural contexts. They benefit from living and learning in the heart of Los Angeles. The city’s diversity, geography, and innovative spirit provide MPP students a rich laboratory in which to research, analyze, and propose solutions to contemporary public policy issues.
MPP Student Characteristics
|MPP Program Characteristics 2015-2016|
|% Enrolled Full Time||97%|
|% Enrolled Minority ^||43%|
|% Outside Southern California ^||53%|
|Average Class Size (Core Courses)||37|
|# of New Students *||60|
|Undergraduate GPA (median) *||3.38|
|GRE Verbal Score (median) *||158|
|GRE Quantitative Score (median) *||154|
|GRE Composite Score (median) *||313|
^ Domestic Students
* Entering Students – Fall 2015