This week the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs opened its doors to welcome the 2013-14 class of first year master’s and doctoral students from around the country and around the world.
The three departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning welcome 233 new students to the Luskin building during orientation week, which will be highlighted by the annual Luskin Open House on Thursday evening.
A look at the incoming class, which helps ring in the 20th anniversary of the three departments coming together under the School of Public Affairs umbrella, shows a wide range of diversity and backgrounds.
Overall, there are at least 30 students who identify themselves as coming from outside the United States. Countries listed as hometowns or where students previously studied include: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Honduras, India, Japan, Mozambique, Mexico and South Africa.
Nearly two dozen students said they will be earning another graduate degree to go along with their UCLA Luskin education, and at least two students are joint Public Policy and Social Welfare students. Check out our "Did You Know?" video on dual degrees.
A large amount of students continued their University of California education, and the Social Welfare department identified at least 20 who earned their undergraduate degree from UCLA.
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Founded in 1994 and dedicated in 2011, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is a leading institution for research and scholarship in the areas of public policy, social welfare and urban planning. Based in the global metropolis of Los Angeles, UCLA Luskin develops creative solutions and innovative leaders that confront challenges in immigration, drug policy, prison reform, transportation, the environment, and other areas vital to the continued health and well-being of our global society.