Master of Public Administration (MPA)
What to know about the CSUN Master of Public Administration.
-CSUN is California’s leading provider of MPA degrees.
-CSUN is the nation’s third-largest provider of MPA degrees.
-We provide an Ivy League-quality educational experience (including a sound theoretical foundation, practical applications and exceptional student support services) at a state-university price.
-Of the nation’s top four MPA providers, only CSUN offers both online and face-to-face instruction -- at the most off-campus locations.
-Since 1985, more than 2,000 graduates have earned their MPA degrees at CSUN. Discover why they selected us by contacting us today.
This MPA program is offered on-campus, off-campus (on-site cohort), and online. It is designed primarily for professionals currently employed in the public/ nonprofit sectors who wish to develop their management and administrative skills in order to excel in their current roles or to advance into positions of greater responsibility or leadership. The CSUN MPA program is also helpful for those who are pursuing careers in government or with international organizations.
Because most CSUN MPA students are busy professionals, the design of this 36-unit program offers maximum convenience and flexibility with three delivery options: 1) on campus (open-enrollment format); 2) off-campus (cohort format); and 3) online (cohort format).
In comparison with other degree programs in this field, the CSUN MPA offers a more interdisciplinary, multifaceted approach to problem solving that blends public sector theory with practice and emphasizes the application of critical skills to managerial and leadership functions. This practical focus is possible because many of the program's faculty members are both esteemed professors in their areas of specialization and active professionals who ensure that program content is current and relevant.
CSUN also offers MPA-linked graduate certificate programs that not only expand and update professional capabilities in targeted areas but also offer credits that can be applied to satisfaction of the MPA degree requirements.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
International Student Requirements:
Students who do not possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited university where English is the language of instruction must receive a minimum TOEFL score of 85 (iBT), 223 (CBT), or 563 (PBT, or Paper-based). The only acceptable substitution of the stated TOEFL score is a CSUN Intensive English Program TOEFL waiver.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 36
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 560 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 20160 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 20160 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999