Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs
Lois M. Takahashi, Interim Dean
3250 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656
Founded in 1994, the Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA incorporates best practices in scholarship, research, and teaching in the fields of policymaking, social work, and urban and regional planning. The unique intersection of these disciplines within one school allows for academic cross-collaboration and a graduate education that values perspectives at both the macroorganizational and microorganizational levels. Graduates of the master’s and doctoral degree programs are well prepared to take leadership roles and effect change as practitioners, researchers, and policymakers in the public, private, and nongovernmental sectors. Faculty members are actively engaged in research that addresses pressing national and regional issues, including immigration, drug policy, prison reform, healthcare financing, transportation and the environment, national security, economic development, and an aging U.S. and world population.