USC Price School of Public Policy

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For over 40 years, two significant core values have distinguished the faculty, students and alumni of the graduate programs at the USC State Capital Center (SCC). The first value, Making a Difference, fills our students and alumni with optimism and strengthens their commitment to public, private and not-for-profit service. Our distinguished full-time and adjunct faculty and Advisory Board members are also characterized by this will to make a difference. They contribute generously of their time and knowledge to developing an academic curriculum that is rigorous and relevant.

A second value that characterizes individuals affiliated with the USC Master of Public Administration Sacramento program is a Passion for Learning. Students in the MPA Sacramento program benefit not only from university connections in the legislative and executive branches of state government, but also to prominent nonprofit and private sector organizations. In seminar style courses, students practically apply the theoretical research they study. They collaborate with faculty members and classmates to discuss and explore solutions to current challenges in public administration. All of the courses for the MPA are offered at the SCC, which is located just a few blocks from the California State Capitol. Students participating in the MPA Sacramento program network with some of the most influential elected officials and government, nonprofit, and private sector leaders in California. They acquire “hands-on” experience with the experts who are creating solutions to real world issues confronting the eighth largest economy in the world.

Commit today! Enroll in the MPA Sacramento program. Make a Difference by applying your Passion for Learning to your chosen profession.