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Price Students: On a Mission

Each year, USC Price trains more than 2,100 top graduate, doctoral and undergraduate students from across the country and around the globe. They leave the school with a profound understanding of ethics and public service; detailed awareness of how the public, nonprofit and private sectors can intersect to achieve positive change; and the solid analytical, creative and consensus-building skills necessary to solve pressing problems. Students choose USC Price because they want to use their degree to change the world.

“I’m on a mission to live out my faith by empowering and advocating for vulnerable communities, such as mine, through crafting equitable policies and working towards systemic change.”

Maheen Ahmed, Master of Public Administration ’20

What’s Your Mission?

Learn first-hand from USC Price students and recent graduates why they chose USC, the diversity of experiences of their classmates and how the faculty brings the theoretical curriculum back to practice. Price students are passionate about policies that positively affect our diverse populations.

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“I’m on a mission to bring representation to the classroom, bridge the gap between academia and advocacy and develop more equitable policies that support immigrant integration and the mobility of communities of color.”

Thai V. Le, Ph.D. Candidate, Public Policy and Management ’21

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“I’m on a mission to build healthy, active communities through socially conscious design.”

Lilly Nie, Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies and Planning ’21


Get to know current USC Price students through #FridayReads, our Q&A series where undergraduate and graduate students share their motivations for joining their programs, experiences at USC Price and how they plan to use their degrees to accomplish their goals. Follow USC Price on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn for more!