Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs

School of Public Affairs
  • Gary M. Segura, Dean

Founded in 1994, the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs 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 and undergraduate education that values perspectives at both the macro- and micro-organizational levels. Graduates of the master’s and doctorate degree programs are well prepared to take leadership roles and effect change as practitioners, researchers, and policymakers in public, private, and nongovernmental sectors. The undergraduate major offers students a rigorous conceptual and empirical foundation that prioritizes capacity for action by students exhibiting high motivations for public service and social change. Faculty members 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 the aging U.S. and world population.