Public Administration Prospective Student Informational Sessions for SFSU Staff

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Seeking advancement and opportunities in your current field but don’t feel like you have the skills to make it happen? Interested in taking advantage of the fee waiver program and gaining professional development? The Public Administration Program can help you make it happen! On Wednesday Oct 14, from12pm to 1pm the program will host an informational session for SF State employees who are considering graduate school and are interested in the fee waiver benefit. The Program Coordinator and the Director of Academic Services for the Public Administration Program will present on the admission process and fee waiver program.

The goal of the Department of Public Administration is to prepare people for responsible positions in the public sector. This includes positions in government but also in nonprofit organizations such as community development corporations, nonprofit social service agencies, planning and consulting organizations, and activities of private firms in public affairs and public policy areas.

The Master of Public Administration at San Francisco State University is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

The Program is based on the premise that policy and administration must be understood in relation to each other, and the core of the program seeks to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding in both public policy and public administration. The common core of the program is heavily focused on essential knowledge and skills for public management. Beyond the core, the program offers four areas of emphasis as an opportunity for specialization. They are Nonprofit Administration, Policy Making and Analysis, Public Management, Criminal Justice Administration, Gerontology and Urban Administration.

Taking an emphasis for specialization is optional and not mandatory. Those who choose not to pursue an emphasis may take appropriate electives to satisfy their professional needs, and students may opt to design their own emphasis. Students may also choose courses relevant to their professional interests offered by other departments and programs throughout the university.

When:  Wednesday, October 14 from 12:00pm-1:00pm

Where:  ONLINE via Zoom. Visit this link for login:  

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