Skip to content

USC Price Blog

Get the latest news and highlights featuring students and faculty from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy’s online programs.

Hear from USC Price Online students, alumni, and faculty.

October 17, 2023

What does an admissions counselor do? How they can help

An admissions counselor’s primary role is to provide information, guidance, and support tailored to prospective students’ academic and career goals as they navigate through the university application process. They also have the responsibility to evaluate applicants and assess their compatibility with the program’s enrollment standards. Their expertise allows them to identify promising candidates who demonstrate…

How to get letters of recommendation for grad school

Applying to graduate school is a significant milestone. Compelling letters of recommendation, which play a crucial role in being admitted to the program, are critical to a strong application. These letters provide valuable insights into an applicant’s character, achievements, and potential. Here are some effective strategies on how to get letters of recommendation for grad…

How to get college transcripts for your graduate school application

Whether applying to USC Price’s Master of Public Administration online program or a graduate program at another university, prospective students must submit official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions, both graduate and undergraduate, as part of their application. College transcripts are records of your academic performance, including the courses you’ve taken, the grades you’ve…

September 27, 2023

State Comptroller and MPA Online Alum Works to Restore Hawaii after West Maui Fires

With thousands losing their homes during the West Maui fires, USC Price alum Keith Regan expresses sorrow and discusses recovery efforts.

July 11, 2023

Q&A: How MPA Michi Slaughter gained relationship building skills in pursuit of career growth

Michi Slaughter has worked for the City of Los Angeles for 20 years because of her background in information technology, she was concerned about a lack of a policy regarding data and strategic planning.

July 5, 2023

Q&A: How MPA Veronica Frazier is chasing her goal of starting a nonprofit organization

MPAOL Graduate 23′ Veronica Frazier who was interested in starting her own NGO discusses how the program provided the skill se needed to move forward in her career.

June 27, 2023

Q&A with Priscilla Hung: Learning to analyze social issues from an economic lens

Priscilla Hung, co-director of Move to End Violence, discusses why after years of working in the nonprofit sector she selected MPAOL.

June 19, 2023

MPA grad succeeds in Port of San Diego government relations

When COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns rolled out, Aimee Heim saw an opportunity to invest in herself and pursue a graduate degree. She enrolled in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program online, which provided flexibility to work on class assignments, continue her role overseeing grants and government relations at…

May 26, 2023

Public Administration Careers: The Top Jobs for Master’s Graduates

Those interested in pursuing a career in public administration can find a variety of roles in the public, nonprofit and even private sectors. This article was originally published by USC Online on May 24, 2023. Those working in the field of public administration are able to make positive, lasting impacts on their communities — and…

May 18, 2023

Q&A: Florida MPA student Trina Uy wants to create change through education policy

Florida MPA student Trina Uy works for the City of Clearwater as an administrative assistant in the City Manager’s Office. Trina, who had never been to California let alone set foot on USC’s campus, applied for the Master of Public Administration online program after a two year commitment with Teach for America. After her experience…

May 17, 2023

Army Officer Looks to Transition to Government Role With Help From USC Price

During his time in the Army, Nicholas Brands held multiple leadership roles and had the opportunity to travel the world. While he appreciates the experience he gained throughout his military commitment, he was drawn to re-enter the civilian workforce. So, Brands enrolled in the USC Price Master of Public Administration (MPA) program online to complement…

Career Outcomes

Connect with the USC Price admissions team.

Fill out the form or give us a call at (213) 764-5999 to learn more about our online programs.

Request Information

Fill out this form to hear from a Price admissions counselor, get invited to webinars for prospective students, and learn more about admissions and financial aid.
















Page 2

Request Information

Fill out this form to hear from a Price admissions counselor, get invited to webinars for prospective students, and learn more about admissions and financial aid.





By providing your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from USC Price. Message and data rates may apply. Message frequency varies.