Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) is a broad program designed to prepare students for a career in administration in the public sector. The major objective is to provide the student with a generalist perspective of public administration, including tools of decision-making, an understanding of the total public administrative system, and a capacity for working within the public environment. The program is open to all students, regardless of undergraduate major.

The MPA at CSUSB is offered in both regular face to face and in online classes. [Some classes are offered through a hybrid format of both face to face and online.] All classes are offered each year in both formats so students can take their program completely online or completely face to face or a combination. While students may take all their classes online, the Comprehensive Exams must be taken on campus.

We are very proud of our NASPAA-accredited program. Our mission is to offer a high quality education in public administration founded in democratic governance. We are further committed to public administration ethics and support the Code of Ethics of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).

Our faculty combine practical experience with high academic credentials, and our staff go far out of their way to make sure that you have everything that you need. Our online classes are high quality and offer you flexibility. So venture into our webspace and look us over.


Dr. Jonathan Anderson

Public Administration Chair


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Larry Ibrahim

Larry Ibrahim
Administrative & Blackboard Support
(909) 537-5758
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Toni Ditty

Toni Ditty
Administrative Support Coordinator II
(909) 537-3759
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The faculty and staff of the Public Administration Department
Left to right (back row)
Dr. Alexandru Roman, Dr. Jonathan Anderson, Larry Ibrahim, Dr. David Baker, Dr. Monty Van Wart, Dr. Marc Fudge
Left to right (front row)
Dr. Kimberly Collins, Toni Ditty, Dr. Anna Ni, Dr. Ann Johnson, Dr. Christine Pence