The USF MPA program prepares you for public leadership, transforming learning into actions that serve our communities, especially the most vulnerable among us.
A flexible class schedule helps accommodate working professionals, while small class sizes promote one-on-one attention and deep relationships.
We need a new generation of leaders who bring social innovation to the halls of government as well as to 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.