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Fall 2023 Grads

                                 c/o Fall 2023 

Cohort Overview 

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) 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. California State University, San Bernardino is nationally accredited by NASPAA, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration.

The Department of Public Administration at California State University San Bernardino has Online Master of Public Administration (MPA) Cohorts for California County employees.  These MPA cohorts are practical, leadership-oriented programs that ensures that participants have all the foundational skills that managers and executives need in order to be well-rounded and successful in today‚Äôs county government systems. The MPA at CSUSB is nationally accredited, and the faculty are nationally prominent instructor-scholars. The program is designed to maximize flexibility with asynchronous online learning supplemented by real-time videoconferencing. 


Current County Cohorts
Begin Date End Date      
Began Fall 2019 Scheduled to finish in Fall 2021      
Began Fall 2020 Scheduled to finish Fall 2022      
Begins Fall 2021 Scheduled to finish December 2023      
Begins Spring 2024 Scheduled to finish Spring 2026      

Click on the + sign for each cohort to view their upcoming schedule

CSAC - Fall 2019 Cohort - Under the Quarter Catalog 

Remaining Schedule

Fall 2021:     

   PA 6980 Comprehensive Exam

Graduation December 2021

CCC - Fall 2020 Cohort - Semester Catalog


PA 6985 Professional Development Seminar is required for two semesters.  All cohort members took it in Fall 2020.  You will select the term you wish for the second iteration.

Fall 2021:     

   PA 6620 Human Resource Management      

   PA 6630 Public Budgeting and Finance

Spring 2022:     

   PA 6800 Policy Analysis     

   PA 6300 Program Evaluation

Summer 2022:     

   PA 6550 Strategic Planning      

   PA 6610 Public and Nonprofit Procurement  (Public Finance concentration)     

   PA 6500 Government in the Digital Age        (Leadership concentration)

Fall 2022:    PA 6980 Comprehensive Exam     

Graduation December 2022

CCC2 - Fall 2021 Cohort - Semester Catalog


Fall 2021 

   PA 6110 Theory and Practice

   PA 6640 Management of Public Organizations

Spring 2022 

   PA 6030 Research Methods

   PA 5010 Administrative Leadership

   PA 6985 Professional Development Seminar

[Two semesters required.  Cohort members select your second term].

Summer 2022 

   PA 6630 Budgeting  

   PA 6610 Public Procurement

Fall 2022 

   PA 6800 Public Policy Analysis

   PA 6620 Human Resource Mgmt.  

Spring 2023

   PA 6720 Administrative Regulations

   PA 6300 Program Evaluation

   PA 6985 Professional Development Seminar

Summer 2023 

   PA 6550 Strategic Planning for Government

   PA 6150 Financial Management - Only for Financial Management Concentration

   PA 6500 Government in the Digital Age - Only for Leadership Concentration

Fall 2023 

  Comprehensive Exam

  December 2023 Graduation




Meet the CSUSB Team

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Contact and other information on faculty and staff can be found on our Faculty & Staff page.  Click on Professor's names to see Curriculum Vitae and other information