USC Partners with Embanet to Launch Online Master of Public Administration Program

The University of Southern California’s (USC) prestigious School of Policy, Planning, and Development (SPPD) will be offering its renowned Master of Public Administration (MPA) program online through a partnership with Embanet, a leading global online learning services provider to the country’s top institutions. SPPD continues to rank among the best graduate schools in the country, and its MPA degree program was ranked seventh in the nation in the US News & World Report 2008 survey of public administration, public policy and public affairs programs. The online program will launch in Fall 2011.

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USC President Announces Retirement

Dr. Steven B. Sample, president of the University of Southern California since 1991, will retire in August 2010, he announced today. Sample is widely credited with bringing about an institutional rise at USC that is unparalleled in American higher education. [Read more…]