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.

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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.

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Public Administration, MPA

101 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105

9 a.m–5 p.m.