Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) prepares students for leadership in public service.  Our mission is to offer a high quality education in public administration founded on public service values; especially diversity, inclusiveness and democratic governance.  See our mission, learning outcomes, accreditation information, demographics, and graduation rates.

The MPA at CSUSB is offered through both on campus 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.The Comprehensive Exam must be taken on the San Bernardino campus. See the Estimated cost of the degree

We provide students with a generalist public administration education, including tools for decision-making, an understanding of the democratic system of governance in the United States, and a capacity to work ethically and professionally in the public interest.  The program is open to all students, regardless of undergraduate major. We are proud of our NASPAA-accredited program

We are committed to ethical practices in public management and support the Code of Ethics of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

Our commitment to diversity is reflected, in part, through the University Diversity Committee.

Public Administration is part of the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, and located in Jack Brown 456.


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.


Dr. Jonathan Anderson

Public Administration Chair


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