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