Transforming Lives Through Policy Education

Transforming Lives Through Policy Education

Making an Impact – Our Shared Mission

The USC Price School’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We focus on many of the pressing topics at the forefront of public dialogue today — affordable housing and homelessness, health care policy, economic and social equity, urban development, climate change, and national and global security, and more. We are committed to making real-world impact, which wouldn’t be possible without donors who support and share our mission.

USC Price Ascends in the Rankings to #2 Nationwide

USC Price is now ranked as No. 2 among the 282 public affairs schools nationwide according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report for Best Graduate Schools in Public Affairs. U.S. News also ranks public affairs categories within schools, and this year we are ranked No. 1 in Urban Policy. In other signature categories we also received high rankings: Health Policy and Management (No. 3), Public Management and Leadership (No. 4), Local Government Management (No. 4), Public Policy Analysis (No. 6) and Homeland/National Security (No. 3).

This steady ascent in the rankings is due to our exceptional faculty, students, and staff, who are deeply committed to fulfilling our mission. We are also grateful for our dedicated donors, friends and alumni who support our school with their time, effort and generosity. Your support plays an indelible role in making the Price School a leader in public affairs.

Advancing Knowledge, Forging Solutions

Founded in 1929, as the second school of its kind in the nation, the Price School and its research were pivotal in providing the very foundation upon which the fields of public administration and public policy analysis were built. Today the school is equally pioneering in the breadth and depth of its research as well as its global reach and impact. It has brought together perspectives from many disciplines such as economics, political science and psychology to inform critical decisions in housing and real estate, health, transportation, security, sustainability, social justice and beyond.

Learn more about our groundbreaking research.

Educating Critical Thinkers and Problem Solvers

Each year the USC Price School educates more than 1,800 top graduate, doctoral, and undergraduate students from across the country and around the globe. USC Price students come to us with a passion to change the world.

Here are a few examples of how they are doing just that:

>> USC Price Students Think Globally in the Policy Analysis Practicum

>> USC Price Undergrads Blend Innovative Ideas and Practical Strategies for New Orleans Revitalization Plan

>> Price DPPD Dissertation Lays Groundwork for LAFD Strategic Plan

>> Bringing Valuable Experiences from Residency to Careers in Healthcare Leadership

Philanthropy at USC Price

We are grateful for your support in helping us live out our mission of improving the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. From providing scholarship support to students in need or funding impactful research, every gift allows us to advance our commitment to forging solutions toward a resilient and just world.