The Master of Public Administration/Master of Arts in Jewish Nonprofit Management (MPA/MA) has been developed, in cooperation between the USC Price School of Public Policy and the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management at HUC-JIR, to prepare those students who want to pursue a career in Jewish nonprofit management. Students must complete 68 units of course work, 34 in Public Administration and a minimum of 34 credits in Jewish Nonprofit Management. Students must meet admission requirements and be admitted by both the Price School of Public Policy and the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management.
To view descriptions of the courses below, visit the USC Course Catalogue.
The program begins in June of each year and continues for the next 24 months. Students are expected to work out individual course plans with advisers from each school.
In addition to applying to the Price School of Public Policy, those interested in the program should contact Melissa Garai at the Zelikow School at (213) 765-2173 or visit the Website at ZSJNM.HUC.edu, for more information about its requirements. Public administration course work may be taken in Los Angeles or Sacramento. In Sacramento, a student will complete the Price core and elective courses, will take independent study with an HUC professor, and will serve in an internship while enrolled in HUC fieldwork classes.
One management elective (4 units) and 8 additional elective units are required for a total of 12 units.
Choose 8 units:
Throughout the program, students are expected to serve in supervised internships. Fieldwork is administered cooperatively by the faculties of the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management and the Price School of Public Policy.
Students enrolled in the dual degree are not required to take PPD 504 or an analytic elective in the MPA program (as opposed to the stand alone MPA degree students) because they develop the necessary proficiencies in research methods (including relevant statistical analysis material) in the courses offered in the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (CS 900A Capstone and CS 900B Capstone). Students in the dual degree may elect an alternative 4 units within the Price School.