California State University, Fresno

Public Administration


5005 N. Maple, Suite 350 M/S ED-03

Fresno, CA 93740

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Public Administration Program offers a multidisciplinary Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. The MPA program is built on the belief that effective leadership of public agencies requires a basic set of skills and clearly defined orientation to the needs of the public, regardless of the particular characteristics of the agency. Consistent with this belief, all students in the program complete a common core program of 18 units within the 36 units required for the MPA. The remaining 18 units, the student will select, in consultation with his or her adviser, from graduate public administration courses, graduate political sciencecourses, and courses offered by other departments and programs. These 18 units can be used to further develop a general competence in public administration or to provide the student with a specialization suitable to public administration. To finish the program, a student may elect to write a thesis or to take a comprehensive examination


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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