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.

Quick Facts

Program Credits
  • 39 (13 courses)
Average Duration
  • 18-24 months
Flexibility
  • On-campus courses
  • Full-time or part-time course load
Course Availability
  • Year-round in four 11-week terms during evenings
Locations
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Oxnard
Program Costs

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School of Management Open House

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm

We’re hosting an Open House reception to give you an opportunity to learn more about what Cal Lutheran's School of Management has to offer. You'll meet faculty and staff, current students, and alumni who can tell you first-hand about the value of our programs.We offer graduate education degrees that will prepare you to lead and transform education for the challenges of the future. Whatever your program of interest we’d love to meet!


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Featured Course

PA-508-01
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'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.

Meet our faculty

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The MPPA program laid the groundwork for my career in administration and understanding policy as it pertains to my field of work. When working in the arena of management along with other partners-stakeholders, my background in public policy and administration has allowed for me to view discussions in both qualitative and quantitative points of view leading to inquiry for better discussions and honing the skill. Including collaborating with other agencies to support our goals.

Raul Zapata '08
Program Director, Kids & Families Together

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