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Master of Public Administration

Navigate the intersection of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and develop workable solutions for the common good with a Master of Public Administration that will facilitate your exciting career in public management.


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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. Translate theory into practice and begin implementing policy that supports your community. A flexible class schedule helps working professionals balance their busy lives, while small class sizes promote one-on-one attention and deeper relationship building.

  • Typical program length is 27 months, with 39 credits
  • Attend class four hours one night a week OR eight hours every other Saturday
  • Preferred but not required - two years of professional work experience, including internships
  • Wide range of scholarship and financial aid options
  • Offered at USF’s San Francisco (fall semester), Sacramento (fall semester), and San Jose (spring semester) campuses
Please note: second year fall courses for all campuses and all Health Services Administration concentration courses will be held in San Francisco


Sheryl Davis, MPA ‘11

Sheryl Davis, MPA ‘11

“The opportunity to develop projects on current community issues was invaluable to me. To merge theory with real-world application allowed me to work on projects for which the outcomes were more meaningful than a grade.”

For more testimonials and videos visit our community page.


San Diego After Hours

4/21/2014, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Off-Campus Event - Flemings Wine Bar, 380 K Street, San Diego, CA

San Diego Lunch

4/22/2014, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Off-Campus Event - Soleil @k, 660 K Street, San Diego, CA

Los Angeles Lunch

4/23/2014, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Off-Campus Event - Grand Café@Omni, 251 South Olive Street, Los Angel

Master of Science in Organization Development Information Session

4/23/2014, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Downtown Campus 504 - Telepresence Conference Room

CFA Review Information Session

4/23/2014, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Downtown Campus 452 - Classroom

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