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Education Policy minor

The Education Policy minor will help you develop the skills to analyze public policies that address the most pressing issues in education, including low levels of achievement (relative to the international peers of the United States) and the considerable opportunity and achievement gaps that separate racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups. This minor includes courses from both the Sol Price School of Public Policy and the USC Rossier School of Education. Students must apply through the Sol Price School of Public Policy for this minor.

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Curriculum Overview

The Education Policy minor will prepare you to:

  • Develop methodological skills to analyze education policies
  • Become familiar with the most pressing issues in education today
  • Evaluate ethical and political implications of policy choices
  • Diagnose policy issues and design education policies

Coursework Examples

Required Courses (20 units)

  • Education Policy in the United States
  • Inequality in Education
  • Public Policy and Management
  • Statistics for Policy, Planning, and Development
  • Analytic Foundations for Public Policy

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The undergraduate minors allow students to attain a foundation in understanding different aspects of the field of education.

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Sarah Esquivel
Associate Director of Recruitment and Admission
USC Sol Price School
of Public Policy
sesquive@usc.edu