For Prospective Students

Why Choose UCLA?

Located in the “world city” of Los Angeles, UCLA Luskin is a living laboratory that tackles problems facing communities around the block and across the globe. The School’s multidisciplinary faculty is known for policy-relevant research on a wide range of issues such as immigration, criminal justice, health care, global poverty, child well-being, education policy, environmental justice, transportation, and climate change. UCLA Luskin has for decades produced master’s and doctoral graduates in Social Welfare, Urban Planning, and Public Policy, and offered several undergraduate minors. The Public Affairs B.A. greatly expands undergraduate access to the School’s world-class resources and scholarship.

How to Apply

High school students interested in the UCLA Luskin Public Affairs major should complete the general UC application. Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, applicants may select Public Affairs as a pre-major preference.

Information for freshmen 

Information for transfer students

To speak with a UCLA Admissions Officer, please call (310) 825-3101.

Students entering UCLA as first-year students in 2018-2019, and UCLA students who will be sophomores in 2018-2019, should contact our Undergraduate Advisor to learn about how to select the Public Affairs pre-major and how to apply to the Public Affairs major during the sophomore year.