Applying to USC Price


As society evolves, so do the needs of our communities. USC Price School of Public Policy seeks applicants who are motivated to better understand and meet those needs. Our online master’s programs are designed for thought leaders who want to equip themselves to improve the quality of life of those around them.

Our online master’s degree programs have three start dates every year. With each cohort, USC Price offers an Early Decision Deadline. 

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy’s online programs are currently authorized to operate, exempt, or not subject to approval in these states.

Public Administration & Urban Planning

Deadline Date
Early Decision Deadline January 8, 2021
Priority Application Deadline February 8, 2021
Summer Application Deadline April 1, 2021
Fall Application Deadline August 1, 2021
Summer Classes Begin May 5, 2021
Fall Classes Begin September 1, 2021

Application Requirements

All USC Price graduate candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in order to apply.

Executive Master of Urban Planning
Master of Public Administration

The GRE/GMAT requirement has been waived for all applicants applying to the 2021 cohort.