Master of Public Policy and Administration

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.

Quick Facts
Program Units
39 (13 courses)
Average Duration
24-36 months
On-campus courses
Full-time or part-time course load
Course Availability
Year-round in four 11-week terms during evenings
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Oxnard
2017-18 Cost

$735 per credit

$28,665 base cost

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

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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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Access to Public Leaders

You'll meet, interact and collaborate with influential California political figures, including:

  • State Senator Fran Pavley
  • State Assembly Member Jeff Gorell
  • State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • Former State Senator Tony Strickland
  • And many others!

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Faculty with Experience

The MPPA program is an interactive academic experience in classes that average fewer than 15 students.

You will receive instruction and mentoring from faculty members with real-world expertise and accomplishments in the fields of labor relations, law, public policy, criminal justice, ethics, budgeting and finance, immigration policy, human resource management, health care, and more.

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Masters of Public Policy and Administration alumna

The Masters of Public Policy and Administration 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