Washington, D.C. Semester
Washington, D.C. is a city of tremendous possibility and challenge. Its resources are unparalleled. This semester is a great adventure in an exciting and dynamic city. Washington professionals provide students with an understanding of our complex political process at the federal level. PMPL students earn credit toward the internship and eight units toward their track requirement.
Public Policy, Management, and Planning Honors Program
PMPL seniors who have earned a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) in Public Policy, Management, and Planning coursework, an overall GPA of 3.5, and who are nominated by a faculty member are invited to enroll in the Senior Honors Seminar. Students who complete this seminar with a grade of A or A- and maintain the above GPA requirements throughout their remaining coursework will graduate with “Honors in Public Policy, Management, and Planning.”
Five-Year Bachelor’s and Master’s Program (B.S. and Master of Planning)
Outstanding undergraduates may apply for the five-year program in which they earn a Bachelor of Science in PMPL and a Master of Planning. Students apply for this program during their junior year. Learn more about progressive degrees at USC Price.
USC is located in the heart of Los Angeles. Only a five-minute drive from downtown, the university is involved in the activities of over 1,500 city, county, state and federal offices as well as thousands of private organizations. Los Angeles is a rapidly growing region, rich with ethnic, cultural and economic diversity. There is no better place to study Public Policy, Management, and Planning.
A Well-connected School
Students, faculty and alumni of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy are highly regarded in the Los Angeles community. Comprising community leaders from government, business and the nonprofit sector, the USC Price’s Board of Councilors provides strategic direction, financial support and advice. The members of the Board of Councilors invest their time and resources in the school because they know that government and business need to work more closely together, and they are enthusiastic about the work of USC Price’s faculty and students.