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USC Catalogue 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Public Administration/Master of Arts In Jewish Nonprofit Management (MPA/MA)


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The Master of Public Administration/Master of Arts in Jewish Nonprofit Management (MPA/MA) has been developed, in cooperation between the USC Price School of Public Policy and the HUC-JIR School of Jewish Nonprofit Management, to prepare those students who want to make a career in Jewish nonprofit management. Students receive a solid academic and experiential foundation in the American Jewish expe-rience — its history, culture and structure — combined with the theory and practice of community organization and administration.

Students must complete 88 units of course work, 36 in public administration, and must serve two academic years in supervised fieldwork. There is an opportunity to spend either 12 months in Sacramento, California, or Washington, D.C. At these sites, students attend classes while serving internships in the offices of politicians, lobbyists or other advocates.

Students must meet admission requirements and be admitted by both the Price School of Public Policy and HUCJIR's School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (formerly the HUC-JIR School of Jewish Communal Service).

Curriculum Requirements

The program begins in June of each year and continues for the next 24 months. Students are expected to work out individual course plans with advisers from each school.

In addition to applying to the Price School of Public Policy, those interested in the program should contact the Office of Admissions, Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion, 3077 University Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007-3796, for comprehensive information about its requirements.

Public administration course work may be taken in Los Angeles or Sacramento. In Sacramento, a student will complete the Price core and elective courses, will take independent study with an HUC professor, and will serve in an internship while enrolled in HUC fieldwork classes.

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Select 14 units from the list above. Substitutions may be requested by petition to the graduate adviser in the Price School of Public Policy.

Additional Requirements


Fieldwork Requirement

Throughout the program, students are expected to serve in supervised internships. Fieldwork is administered cooperatively by the faculties of HUC-JIR School of Jewish Nonprofit Management and the Price School of Public Policy.

Program Adaptation

Students enrolled in the dual degree are not required to take a research methods course (PPD 542 , PPD 557  or PPD 666 ) in the MPA program (as opposed to the stand alone MPA degree students) because they develop the necessary proficiencies in research methods in the course offered in the HUC-JIR School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (CS 562 Jewish Social Research: Trends and Analysis). Students in the dual degree may elect an alternative four units within the Price School.

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