Aug 15, 2020  
USC Catalogue 2017-2018 
USC Catalogue 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Planning/Master of Arts, Economics (MPl/MA)

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The USC Price School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics jointly offer a two-year program leading to the MPl and MA degrees. Applicants must apply to the Price School of Public Policy and the USC Graduate School and meet the admission requirements of both.


Requirements for completion of the dual degree program are 58 units, including 24 units in economics and 34 units in planning.


2-unit courses may be offered in seven-and-a-half week blocks.

Additional Requirements

Planning Studios: PPD 531  (4, 4) to total 8 units.

Electives: 14 units of elective courses taken within the Price School of Public Policy.

Thesis: A thesis is required on a subject interrelating economics and urban planning and development. Students must register in a minimum of 4 units of ECON 594a , ECON 594b , ECON 594z  (2-2-0) and maintain continuous registration until completion of the thesis.

Internship: Dual degree students in this program must fulfill the internship requirement.

During the summer after the first year of graduate study, the student normally serves an internship in a planning organization. The student must complete a thesis acceptable to both faculties.

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