Mission Statement

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program offers an interdisciplinary, multifaceted approach to problem solving that blends public sector theory with everyday real-world practice. The curriculum emphasizes the application of critical-thinking skills to managerial and leadership functions.

About the Program

The Master of Public Administration degree program is entirely funded by student fees and is administered through The Tseng College, hence the designation.

Multidisciplinary Curriculum

The University MPA program is multidisciplinary and draws on a wide array of scholarly resources that are most relevant to the changing professional practice of the public administrator.

Emphasis on Scholarship and Application

The MPA program provides a strong academic foundation, while also emphasizing current practical applications. Faculty members include both professors from several University departments and senior-level public managers.

Academic Oversight

The academic oversight of the MPA program is under the purview of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Academic Advisement

Academic advisement is conducted by the director of the program.


MPA admission requires at least two years of employment. Since the majority of CSUN MPA students work for public, private or nonprofit organizations, there is no career advising needed.

Clubs and Societies

  • Masters in Public Administration Alumni Chapter


Master of Public Administration
Program Director: Henrik Minassians
(818) 677-5115

On-Campus, Off-Campus and Online Programs
Staff: Ruth Asmel
(818) 677-2584

Staff: Elliott Maude
(818) 677-4607

Staff: Louis Gutierrez
(818) 677-5635