Public Administration

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The SF State Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program offers students the opportunity to earn their MPA by taking a mix of in-person and hybrid courses in the heart of downtown San Francisco. The MPA Program is nationally accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, & Administration (NASPAA). 

The SF State Master of Public Administration program is a pioneer in the field of using hybrid courses. Our program has operated effectively with the remote delivery of our curriculum (online, hybrid, in-person, and Zoom) throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and is looking forward to another robust year with our MPA students and a new crop of SF State Scholars (BA + MPA).

Be a part of our innovative and rewarding professional program, geared for working adults. Our program is built upon high impact educational practices, traditional and hybrid courses, a convenient location in downtown San Francisco right over the Powell Street BART Station, and the best value for your tuition dollar in the Bay Area. Get more details about admissions below and of our innovative and rewarding professional program.

Our Fall admissions deadline is May 1 with rolling admission review starting on April 1, with the review of completed applications to begin on a rolling basis, once completed.