Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) prepares students for leadership in public service.  We are proud of our NASPAA-accredited program. Our mission is to offer a high quality education in public administration founded in democratic governance. We are 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 out of their way to help you be successful in your education.    The MPA at CSUSB is offered through both traditional and online classes. All classes are offered each year in both formats so students can choose the method that fits their life and learning style. While students may take all classes online, the Comprehensive Exam must be taken on campus. Estimated cost of degree.

The major objective is to provide the student with a generalist perspective of public administration, including tools for decision-making, an understanding of the system of governance in the United States, and a capacity to work in the public environment. The program is open to all students, regardless of undergraduate major. See our mission, learning outcomes, accreditation information, demographics, and graduation rates.

There is a wealth of information on this website.  Take some time to browse.

Note:  Our website is divided into two sections.  If you are interested in the Undergraduate BA in Administration with a Concentration in Public Administration, please see our companion site.






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