Concentration Methodology: A 4-unit course selected from the concentration list shown in MPl program.
Planning Studios: PPD 531 (4, 4) to total 8 units.
Electives: 8 units of elective courses taken within the Price School of Public Policy.
Thesis: A thesis is required on a subject interrelating gerontology and planning. Students must register in a minimum of 4 units of PPD 594a , PPD 594b , PPD 594z (2,2,0) or GERO 594a , GERO 594b , GERO 594z (2,2,0). Students must maintain continuous registration until completion of the thesis.
Program Adaptation: The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology waives GERO 589 Case Studies in Leadership and Change Management because students enrolled in this program will have a primary professional focus in planning.