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Nov 28 2017

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Department of Political Science

Master of Public Administration

Here are important dates to note for the Fall 2017 Semester:

August 21: Fall classes begin

September 4: Labor Day; University closed
November 10: Veterans Day; University closed
November 22: Finals Study Day; no classes
November 23-26: Thanksgiving Holiday; University closed
December 5-9: Final Examinations
December 15: Fall semester ends

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program at California State University, Los Angeles, prepares students for leadership by educating them for professional public and community service within a diverse and dynamic urban environment. In the program, students develop the following leadership capabilities:

  • Knowledge about public administration theory, research and practice
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills to inform public and community problem-solving and decision-making processes
  • An understanding of the ethical basis for public service
  • Effective intra-organizational, inter-organizational and public oral and written communication skills
  • A respect for and ability to engage the diversity of perspectives and interests involved in local governance ​

Located near downtown Los Angeles but also serving the wider Southern California region, CSULA’s MPA Program prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of governing and managing in a vibrant metropolitan area.

The program, which is housed in CSULA’s Department of Political Science. serves as an important resource for government and non-profit agencies seeking graduates with public administration skills, including effective organizational, human resource and financial management; problem-solving and decision-making; and the representation of the public interest.

It is accredited by the Network of Schools of Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and also informed by the MPA Advisory Board, which meets annually to discuss the program in relation to the changing needs of the public and non-profit sectors in Southern California. Members of the Advisory Board include MPA Program graduates, and leaders in the public and non-profit sectors. A current list of Advisory Board Members can be found in the MPA Graduate Student Handbook.

For more information about the program, contact:

Dept. of Political Science
Engineering Technology A524
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: 323-343-2230
Fax: 323-343-6452

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