Ranked No. 3 for Public Affairs
Earning your degree from USC Price means joining a community with a long history of academic excellence. In 2020, Price was ranked a No. 3 best public affairs school by U.S. News & World Report.¹
With Price’s MPA online program, you will learn to identify new approaches for making improvements in your community and ensuring change is implemented.
You also have the option to choose a certificate — City/County Management or Public Policy — to strengthen your knowledge and skills working in your desired area of expertise.
The GRE requirement has been waived for all applicants applying to the September 2020 cohort.
For applicants applying to later cohorts, we offer a GRE waiver for qualified applicants who have five or more years of relevant work experience and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Upon graduation, you will be prepared to:
Our MPA online program offers the same USC Price-quality education to busy professionals as to those coming on campus for class.
When you graduate from USC Price’s MPA online program, you’ll join a broad network of USC Price faculty, alumni and students who are driving change in their communities — and through the #TrojanFamily, you’ll stay connected long after graduation.