USF Master of Public Administration

Develop workable solutions for the common good while working toward an exciting career in public management.

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2019

Don't miss our upcoming application deadlines of March 15 and May 15. Apply now to begin classes in August 2019. For information, please call (415) 422-2221 or email

How to Apply

USF top ranked degree Master in Public Administration award badgeU.S. News and World Report Raises Master in Public Administration Ranking

This is the fourth consecutive year of improved rankings for the USF Master of Public Administration program as the MPA jumped from #115 to #108 for school-year 2019.

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Our Mission

The USF Master of Public Administration mission is to prepare our 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.

Our Degree Program

Navigate the intersection of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Translate theory into practice and begin implementing policy that supports your community.

Our MPA program prioritizes hands-on experience that prepares you to address the public interest through the collection and analysis of evidence essential for implementing public service strategies.

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

About the Master of Public Administration Program

Contact Info

Graduate Recruiting and Admissions

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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