MPA in Public Administration

Our program prepares graduates for public leadership by advancing a challenging curriculum while pursuing complementary research, transforming learning into actions that serve our communities, especially the most vulnerable among us.

A flexible class schedule helps working professionals balance their busy lives, while small class sizes promote one-on-one attention and deeper relationship building.

We need a new generation of leaders willing to cross boundaries and challenge the status quo to bring social innovation to the forefront in the halls of government as well corporate boardrooms. Start your journey here.

THE USF ADVANTAGE

  • Ranked in the top 20% of MPA programs in the US
  • Typical program length is 21 months with 38 units.
  • Classes offered on Saturday.
  • Preferred but not required - two years of professional work experience, including internships.
  • A wide range of scholarship and financial aid options.
  • Classes begin each fall at the USF Downtown San Francisco campus. Also offered in fall, spring and summer.
  • Accredited by NASPAA, the foremost membership organization of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, public affairs, and public & nonprofit management in the US and around the world.
  • Ranked among the Best Public Affairs Programs by the U.S. News & World Report.
  • A Health Services Administration concentration offers students a specialized public management degree designed for a career in the U.S. healthcare system.

Contact Info

Admission: Graduate

Monday–Friday 9 a.m–5 p.m.

University of San Francisco
Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 422-2221

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