Master of Public Policy and Administration
Shaping policy. Transforming lives.
The need for skilled leaders in public policy and administration has never been greater. Our ACBSP-accredited masters in public policy is a unique hybrid of MPA and MPP programs designed to develop the skill required to create and manage public policy.
You'll combine a big-picture understanding of the issues we face with techniques to create solutions and manage their implementation.
Join Us for Our Next Event
Master of Public Policy and Administration Online Information Session
Thursday, Jun. 8, 2023 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Let us know you're interested and we'll reach out to answer your questions. You'll also receive more information about the program and your financial aid options.
MPPA Blog: The Public Sphere
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!
Faculty with Experience
The MPPA program is an interactive academic experience in classes that average fewer than 15 students.
You'll 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.
Sabith Khan, PhD
One of the many electives we have is the Sacramento Policy Institute, which is an exposure and travel seminar that takes students to Sacramento for a week. Students are in Sacramento for four days but also do readings before and after. The idea is to expose students to policy making processes and the various stakeholders involved including legislators, lobbyists, and media.
MPPA Program Director & Assistant Professor, School of Management