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Public Administration Prospective Student News

The Public Administration Admissions Committee will begin to review completed applications as of October 1, 2018 for the Spring 2019 admissions cycle.  Applicants must submit all application materials by the November 1, 2018, deadline. After November 1st, only evaluators will be able to upload letters of reference. Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until available seats are filled.

If you have been having issues with your online application, check out these application tips.  Graduate Studies at SF State is provides support to applicants having  questions about and technical issues with CalState Apply.  See below for more information on their workshops.  See the Prospective Student Page for important information on the admission process and how to make an informed choice about graduate school.


Public Administration Prospective Student Informational Sessions

The Public Administration Program at SF State will host Prospective Student Informational Sessions both online in a webinar and face to face at SF State's Downtown Campus at 835 Market Street, Room 677.  Contact the Program at with any questions.

  • Wednesday, August 15, 12 - 1 pm, webinar; Find out how to join the online webinar

  • Thursday, August 23, 6 – 7 pm, in person

  • Tuesday, September 4, 12 – 1 pm, webinar; Find out how to join the online webinar

  • Wednesday, September 12, 5 – 6 pm, in person

  • Thursday, September 27, 5-6 pm, in person

  • Tuesday, October 2, 7 – 8 pm, webinar; Find out how to join the online webinar


Struggling to Complete your CAL STATE APPLY Application? 

Attend a workshop to learn about application shortcuts, document scanning and upload support, and hands-on troubleshooting. Workshop attendees will log-in to their CAL STATE APPLY applications and Graduate Studies staff will be available to guide you through any challenges.  Please bring any items you need to be scanned into PDF format or need to upload with you. Personal laptops are recommended, but computers will be available.  Workshops will be held:

When? EVERY Monday through Friday, 9:30am-5:00pm

Where?  SF State Main Campus:  Division of Graduate Studies, Administration Building, Room 254, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

For more information about these workshops or other assistance with Cal State Apply, visit or email