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Luskin School of Public Affairs

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA


About

Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public

Degrees Offered

Master of Public Policy
Master of Social Welfare
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
PhD in Social Welfare
PhD in Urban Planning

Our Program

Interdisciplinary collaboration between three departments: Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning. A strong emphasis in social justice.

At the convergence of the fields of social work, urban planning and policymaking, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs identifies and develops emerging areas of research and teaching, cultivating leaders and change agents who advance solutions to society’s most pressing problems.

Founded in 1994, UCLA Luskin incorporates the best practices in scholarship, research and teaching in the fields of social work, urban and regional planning, and policymaking. The unique intersection of these disciplines within one school allows for academic cross-collaboration and a rich education that values diverse perspectives at the macro- and micro- organizational levels. Graduates of the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs are well prepared to take leadership roles and effect change as practitioners, researchers and policymakers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors.

Faculty of the Luskin School of Public Affairs are actively engaged in research that addresses pressing national and regional issues including immigration, drug policy, prison reform, health care financing, transportation and the environment, national security, economic development, and an aging U.S. and world population. The School is named after Meyer and Renee Luskin—UCLA alumni, Angelenos and philanthropists—who generously gave a $100 million gift to UCLA, half of which funded endowments in the School of Public Affairs. On March 18, 2011, the School was officially named the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Admissions

Requirements

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  • checkbox-alt Certified Academic Transcripts
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  • checkbox-alt 3 Letters of Recommendation