The USC Price School offers its signature degree in Sacramento: the Master of Public Administration.
Earn an outstanding education at a major research university without leaving Northern California. All courses are taught by distinguished full-time USC faculty as well as adjunct professors from the local policy-making, private, and nonprofit sectors.
The MPA Sacramento program is designed to accommodate working professionals. Courses are typically scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays with a few Friday classes offered in either 2-day blocks or 3-day blocks. Full-time students attend classes one to two weekends per month and will know their schedules far in advance. This intensive, interactive format allows busy professionals to successfully manage the demands a USC Price education while also having the ability to advance in their careers.
|PPD 540 Fundamentals of Public Administration (4) |
PPD 503 Economics for Public Policy (4)
|PPD 545 Public and Nonprofit Organizational Behavior (4) |
PPD 504 Essential Statistics for Public Management (2)
PPDE 505 Professional Workshop in Public Administration (2)
|Analytic Elective (4)|
|PPD 542 Program and Policy Evaluation (4)|
PPD 554 Foundations of Policy Analysis (4)
|PPD 541 Public Financial Management and Budgeting (4) |
|PPD 546 Capstone in Public Administration (4) |
Management Elective (4)
|PPD 555 Public Policy Formulation and Implementation (4)|
PPD 683 Homeland Security and Public Policy (4) [distance course]
|PPD 672 Collaborative Governance (4)|
PPD 673 Strategic Planning in the Public Sector (4) [LA course]
PPD 613a Policy, Planning, and Development International Laboratory (1) [distance course]
|PPD 658 Advocacy in Public Administration (4)|
PPD 613b Policy, Planning, and Development International Laboratory (3) [study abroad]
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1) Learn More About the MPA Degree Program in Sacramento
2) Schedule a meeting to discuss the MPA Sacramento Program. Contact Lydia Thung at [email protected], or (916) 637-8970.
3) Submit an application.