The Price School of Public Policy and the USC Dornsife College School of International Relations jointly offer a three-year program through which graduates earn both the M.A. and MPL degrees.
Students pursuing the dual degree program must complete 56 units, including 24 units in the School of International Relations and 32 units in the Price School of Public Policy. Students may extend the dual degree program to four years. Applicants must apply to the Price School of Public Policy and the School of International Relations and meet both schools’ admission requirements.
Students select one functional course from the following:
Students also take one four-unit course that focuses on a specific region.
Three IR electives (12 units)
Policy, Planning, and Development
Students complete 8 units of PPD 531L (4,4).
Students take 8 units of elective courses in planning (including one methods class) within the Price School of Public Policy.