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Public Administration & Social Service at University of Southern California

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, and more. Also, learn how USC ranks among other schools offering degrees in public administration and social service.

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USC Public Administration & Social Service Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for public administration and social service majors, USC came in at #8. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #2 in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Public Administration & Social Service Doctor’s Degree Schools 2
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Best Public Administration & Social Service Master’s Degree Schools 8
Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools 11
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income $48-$75k) 16
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income $30-$48k) 20
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income $0-$30k) 20
Highest Paid Doctor’s Degree Public Administration & Social Service Graduates 21
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income $0-$30k) 43
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income $48-$75k) 45
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income $75-$110k) 46
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Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income $30-$48k) 55
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income $0-$30k) 66
Highest Paid Master’s Degree Public Administration & Social Service Graduates 75
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income $30-$48k) 84
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (With Aid) 85
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income $48-$75k) 86
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income Over $110k) 87
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service 106
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income $75-$110k) 154
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income $75-$110k) 283
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Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (With Aid) 323
Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Public Administration & Social Service Graduates 340
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income Over $110k) 352
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service 401
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (With Aid) 419
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service (Income Over $110k) 453
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service 475
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Popularity of Public Administration & Social Service at USC

During the 2020-2021 academic year, University of Southern California handed out 33 bachelor's degrees in public administration and social service. Due to this, the school was ranked #3 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 28% over the previous year when 46 degrees were handed out.

In 2021, 1,182 students received their master’s degree in public administration and social service from USC. This makes it the #2 most popular school for public administration and social service master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 198 students received their doctoral degrees in public administration and social service in 2021, making the school the #2 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Public Administration & Social Service Student Diversity at USC

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public administration and social service majors at University of Southern California.

USC Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Program

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 33 public administration and social service majors earned their bachelor's degree from USC. Of these graduates, 42% were men and 58% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of Southern California with a bachelor's in public administration and social service.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 15
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 1

USC Public Administration & Social Service Master’s Program

Of the 1,182 students who earned a master's degree in Public Administration & Social Service from USC in 2020-2021, 22% were men and 78% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of Southern California with a master's in public administration and social service.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 105
Black or African American 129
Hispanic or Latino 411
White 316
Non-Resident Aliens 98
Other Races 123

Public Administration & Social Service Majors

Public Administration and Social Service students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas. Individual majors may not be available for all degree levels.

Major Annual Graduates
Social Work 1,081
Public Policy 199
Public Administration 164
Other Public Administration 22

Majors Similar to Public Administration & Social Service

Related Major Annual Graduates
Legal Professions 750
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 31
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 6
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 3

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