USC Price School in Sacramento

USC has educated leaders in Sacramento for over 40 years. Located just a few blocks from the California State Capitol, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy affords exceptional academic, executive education, and policy outreach opportunities. The Price School consistently ranks among the top-10 schools of public affairs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.


Master of Public Administration
At the Price School in Sacramento, USC offers its signature graduate degree, the Master of Public Administration (MPA). Students can earn an MPA while establishing relationships with policy makers, agency directors, association executives and other influential state leaders.  Students enrolled in the MPA Sacramento program experience the benefits of an education at a major research university while enjoying a strong sense of community.

MPA Scholarship Opportunity
USC Price is pleased to offer scholarships to students of exceptional professional promise to pursue a graduate degree at the USC State Capital Center.

Policy Outreach
The Price School in Sacramento is actively engaged in policy outreach to establish partnerships and produce knowledge that improves our approach to critical issues facing society.

Executive Programs
Executive education programs for professionals at the Price School in Sacramento are designed for nonprofit and public executives, with a focus on best practices in individual, group, organizational, community, and institutional leadership. Executive education students learn new approaches to strategy, customer relations, negotiation, cultural humility, and change leadership.

Executive education partners include:

  • National Conference of State Legislatures
  • California Institute for Mental Health
  • California Medical Association

USC State Capital Center
Located in downtown Sacramento near the State Capitol Building, the USC State Capital Center provides an opportunity for students to learn in the very place where key policy decisions are made. The Center is located at 1800 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95811-3004.