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Public Administration

The USC Price School of Public Policy trains leaders who can create multidisciplinary approaches to the complex issues of governing, managing and building contemporary urban communities. Available to students in any department of study, the MSW/MPA is suited to those interested in careers as public-sector administrators.

Students take course work in both degree programs concurrently. Both program requirements are completed over 24 months. View the course requirements below for a breakdown of the MSW/MPA curriculum schedule and the application process page for instructions on how to apply.

Degree Requirements
28 units: USC Price School of Public Policy
54 units: USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Course Requirements
Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Children, Youth and Families
Social Change and Innovation

USC Price School of Public Policy
Josh Harris
213-740-3915
harrisjc@price.usc.edu