Earn Your Master of Public Administration Online From USC Price

Ranked No. 3 for Public Affairs

US News and World Report Best Public Affairs Programs 2019

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:

  • Develop strategies to act locally and impact global change
  • Design and run new systems and programs
  • Evaluate, develop and implement local, state or federal policy

Why Choose the MPA Online From USC Price?

Our MPA online program offers the same USC Price-quality education to busy professionals as to those coming on campus for class.

  • Develop new understandings of key concepts and theories with peers and faculty through engaged discussions and coursework.
  • Complete coursework readings and assignments from anywhere on our online platform.
  • Participate in two in-person residencies on USC’s campus to network and share skills.
  • Apply your learning in real time, and graduate in as few as 24 months.

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.


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