When you think about making a positive impact or striving for change in the world, do you think about what’s happening in your own neighborhood? University of Southern California students are making a difference right in their own backyards through USC’s Master’s in Public Administration.
Addressing Education and Students
Perhaps one of the most important aspects of an urban setting is that of education. Many students in these urban areas find themselves at a disadvantage compared to students from more affluent neighborhoods. Sometimes parents try to send their children to schools in other districts and cities in an effort to improve their educational experience. As a public administrator, one of your job duties will be to address the topic of education in conjunction with urban sprawl. This requires crucial skills and strategies, such as market research and analysis, fundraising and grant preparation, and interpersonal skills. USC’s Masters in Public Administration includes an expert-developed curriculum that addresses these key points.
Homing in on Health Policies
Another area in which urban residents may be struggling is healthcare. Public policies regarding health insurance and coverage can vary greatly among different demographics and geographic areas, and the health sector is perhaps one of the toughest areas to