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.
|Required||PPD 540 Public Administration and Society (4)
PPD 501ab Economics for Policy, Planning and Development (2/2)
*PPD 502x Statistical Foundations for Public Management and Policy (2)
|PPD 545 Human Behavior in Public Organizations (4)
PPD 500 Intersectoral Leadership (2)
**PPD 543 Internship Seminar (1)
|PPD 542 Policy and Program Evaluation (4)|
|Elective Options||PPD 554 Foundations of Public Policy Analysis (4)
PPD 599 Local Government Elective (4)
PPD 599 Health Elective (2)
*If statistics requirement not met, student must enroll in PPD 502x
**If pre-service requirement not met, student must enroll in PPD 543
|Required||PPD 541 Public Financial Management and Budgeting (4)
|PPD 546 Capstone in Public Administration (4)
|Elective Options||PPD 657 Political Leadership in Public Organizations (4)||PPD 555 Public Policy Formulation and Implementation (4)
PPD 656 Political Management: Theory and Applied Techniques (4)
|PPD 658 Advocacy in Public Administration (4)|
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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.