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
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 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.
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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!
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.
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.
City Manager, City of Thousand Oaks