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.

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School of Management Open House
Thursday, Apr. 20, 2023 at 6:00 - 7:30 pm

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Quick Facts

Program Credits
  • 39 (13 courses)
Average Duration
  • 18-24 months
Flexibility
  • On-campus and online 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

Thursday, April 20, 2023 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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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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Cal Lutheran's program is very practically based. It offers all the tools to prepare for a career in local government – resources, and connections through exposure to a wide variety of industry professionals.

Andrew Powers
City Manager, City of Thousand Oaks

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