SFSU MPA Informational Session for Undergraduate Students

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Interested in continuing your educational journey by obtaining a Master’s degree? Committed to making change in your community? Look No Further! Public Administration Program (MPA) Prospective Student Informational Session for SFSU Undergraduates: February 21 from 1:15pm to 2:15pm. It is on the SFSU Main Campus, 1600 Holloway Ave, HSS 224. This informational session is for undergraduate students who are considering graduate school. A representative from Graduate Studies will be present to discuss their resources for undergraduate students in addition to the Director of Academic Services for the Public Administration Program presenting on the program and the admission process. The goal of the Public Administration Program 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 Program at San Francisco State University is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). More about the M.P.A. Degree Public Administration explores and explains how decisions in government are made, implemented and managed. A public administration degree prepares students for a career in government or non-profit work. Studying public administration builds the skill set for anyone looking to give back to their community by solving difficult problems. While elected officials are the most visible part of our government, it is the general government workforce who do the majority of governmental tasks and functions. They come up with implementing solutions to society’s challenges. They gather data, using either existing information or generating new data through research to inform the problem-solving policies. They advise elected officials of the strengths and weaknesses of public programs. Someone who manages public and nonprofit agencies, sets budgets, and creates government policies studies Public Administration. Graduates of our MPA program work for agencies and organizations such as: Federal Government: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Safeguards and Security Organization (SSO), Social Security Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Government Accountability Office, and amongst others. State Government: California State Senate and Assembly, Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination at CA State Transportation Agency, CA State Auditor, California State University, CA State Coastal Conservancy, and amongst others. Local Government: Campaign Finance Office with City and County of San Francisco, Emergency Management with Office of the Controller City and County of San Francisco, City Manager and Mayor of Daly City, Administrative and Fiscal Services Manager at the City of Berkeley, and amongst others. Nonprofits: Oakland Family Resource Center, Legal Services for Children, CompassPoint, East Bay Community Foundation, As You Sow, Go Public Schools, On Your Feet Foundation, and amongst others. Some examples of public administration job titles include auditor, administrator, director, manager, specialist, and systems analyst. For more information, go to pace.sfsu.edu/mpa Email mpa@sfsu.edu with any questions.
1600 Holloway Ave, SF, CA, HSS 233