UCLA School of Public Affairs
Founded in 1994, the UCLA School of Public Affairs incorporates best practices in scholarship, research and teaching in the fields of Social Welfare, Urban Planning, and Public Policy. The unique intersection of these disciplines within one School allows for academic cross-collaboration and a graduate education that values perspectives at the macro- and micro- organizational levels. Graduates of the master’s degree 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 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.