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Public Administration | Committed to Ethical Public Service

Welcome to Public Administration


Public Administration prepares students for leadership in public service. Our mission is to offer a high quality education in public administration founded on public service values; especially diversity, inclusiveness and democratic governance. Our faculty combine practical experience with high academic credentials, and our staff is dedicated to supporting student success. See our mission, learning outcomes, accreditation information, demographics, and graduation rates for more details.

Why Choose CSUSB MPA Program?

Flexibility and Convenience

The MPA at CSUSB offers classes both on-campus and online.  All classes are offered in both formats so students can choose the method that fits their life and learning style. 

Internationally Accredited

The MPA degree at CSUSB is accredited by NASPAA - The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration - the global standard in public service education.  NASPAA’s accreditation process, driven by public service values, is mission- and outcomes-based, and grounded in an in-depth self-evaluation of programs using the NASPAA Accreditation Standards – the quality benchmark of graduate public service programs around the world.  CSUSB is the only MPA program in the Inland Empire that has achieved this accreditation. 

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Ethically Focused

The MPA at CSUSB is committed to teaching ethical behavior, democratic values, and the practical complexities of governance preparing students to become effective public service and nonprofit professionals and community members.