Master of Public Policy and Administration

Putting policy into action.

For the public administrators who design and run our cities, ports, transportation systems, and much more, the challenge is always staying ahead of the curve to lead the way to the best future we can create together.

The Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) at Cal Lutheran is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to public affairs education. This is a unique hybrid program designed to illuminate both sides of the work needed to create and manage public policy.

The program offers big-picture understanding and techniques to create solutions for the issues we face, while equipping graduates with the practical tools needed to manage their implementation.

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Featured Course

MPPA 582-05
Sacramento Policy Institute: State Politics and Govt. (Spring Term)

This course, centered around a four-day State Capital seminar in Sacramento, provides a multi-perspective examination of policy development processes and pressures by way of first hand observation and interaction with the institutions and influences at work to develop state policy.

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The MPPA classes effectively balanced the theoretical aspects of public policy and public administration with real-world application. The result was an education that gives me another analytical framework to approach difficult situations that I see every day in law school.

Lindsey Workman