Policy Area Specializations


Students are encouraged to specialize by combining 12 related units within a substantive policy area with appropriate analytic and management electives. Below, we identify some of the more popular specialization areas, but students are free to self-design, taking up to 12 units in any department on the USC campus.

Students interested in non-USC Price courses must contact the academic unit offering the class (if departmental clearance is needed) for registration. Note that some schools prioritize their own student enrollment.

Common MPP Specialization Areas: