Summer Predoctoral Workshop for Students of Color

Thank you for your interest in our Summer Predoctoral Workshop for Students of Color. Presently, the Price School does not have a workshop planned for future summers. However, our school continues to engage in promoting diversity under its Initiative on Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusion and with campus partners who are committed to diversity and inclusion, including The Graduate School.

The Summer Predoctoral Workshop for Students of Color is now under the stewardship of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Every year, ACSP partners with different academic institutions to produce the diversity workshop. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.acsp.org/

Below is an example of our past workshop that was held in 2016. If you are interested in our PhD programs, please visit our PhD website for more information: https://priceschool.usc.edu/programs/phd/


2016 Workshop Example

2016-predoctoral-header

Our world is changing, and public policy and urban planning can lead the way. In an increasingly diverse and globalized world, planners and policy makers work to create communities that are economically thriving, socially just, and environmentally sustainable. A doctoral degree can prepare you to link new knowledge to issues that affect communities and policy-making worldwide.

To introduce Ph.D. study to selected outstanding students, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, will host a three-day workshop to prepare students to apply to and succeed in doctoral programs. Students from groups that are underrepresented on public policy and planning faculties are particularly encouraged to apply.*

Workshop events will be held on the USC campus, in the heart of Los Angeles, July 17-20, 2016. Registration and instructional materials will be provided at no cost, lodging and meals will also be provided at no cost, and travel stipends are available for students coming from outside of California.

This workshop will include:

  • Networking with public policy and planning scholars
  • Information sessions on
    • Applying for Ph.D. study
    • Linking research and the community
    • Preparing yourself for doctoral study
    • And much more
  • Mentoring sessions with senior scholars and graduate students
  • Chances to meet students from across the country

* Groups that are under-represented on public policy and planning faculties include: African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders.

Important Dates:

Application Deadline: APRIL 29
Notification of Application Status: WEEK OF MAY 9
Program Dates: JULY 17 – 20, 2016

Workshop Faculty:

  • Emma Aguila, Assistant Professor, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
  • Antonio Bento, Professor and Chair, Department of Policy Analysis and Real Estate, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
  • Marlon Boarnet, Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
  • Raphael Bostic, Professor and Chair, Department of Governance, Management and the Policy Process, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy; Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Robynn Cox, Assistant Professor, USC School of Social Work
  • Cecilia Giusti, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity, Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, Texas A&M University
  • Annette Kim, Associate Professor, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy; Director, Spatial Analysis Lab
  • Keith Norris, Clinical Professor and Co-Director, Community Engagement and Research Program, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
  • Gary Painter, Professor, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy; USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation
  • Manuel Pastor, Professor, Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences; Director, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equite (PERE); Co-director, USC Integration (CSII)
  • Sally Pratt, Vice Provost for Graduate Program, USC Office of the Provost
  • Rigoberto Rodriquez, Assistant Professor, Latino Public Policy, CSU Long Beach
  • Abel Valenzuela, Professor and Chair, Department for Chicana/o Studies, Joint Appointment, Department of Urban Planning, UCLA

Workshop Application:

Interested persons can apply in two ways:

  • Online application form
  • Paper form

The workshop application consists of the following items:

  • Application form
  • Narrative questions
  • Resume
  • Writing sample
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Faculty reference

Additional Resources

Contact:

For questions about the Summer Predoctoral Workshop for Students of Color, please contact:

Julie Kim
Director, Academic Programs
PhD and Undergraduate Programs
Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California
Email: juliethk@usc.edu

Related Links