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MPA Mission

The Master of Public Administration program at California State University, San Bernardino prepares students to become effective public service professionals and community leaders. We serve a diverse set of students and communities throughout the state of California, with a primary focus on the Inland Empire region of Southern California. Both our curricular and extracurricular programming seek to enhance the knowledge of public affairs, administration, and policy, with a focus on their practical applications to public service administrators. In addition to technical public management skills and competencies, we are committed to teaching ethical behavior, democratic values, and community engagement models, with the goal of supporting a more inclusive and equitable society. To sustain and enrich our educational offerings, we are committed to encouraging, and directly supporting, our faculty's commitment to excellence in their research, publication, pedagogy and public service endeavors.

Chair: Robert Stokes, Ph.D.


The MPA Program at CSUSB is proud to be nationally accredited by NASPAA, the Network of Schools of Public Affairs, Policy and Administration.



Students who graduate from the MPA program should have the ability:

  • To lead and manage in public governance;
  • To participate in and contribute to the policy process; 
  • To analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions;
  • To articulate and apply a public service perspective;
  • To communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.

See our  MPA program learning objectives

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