Duration: 18 to 24 months, on average
Starts: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Class schedule: Weeknight classes available
Format: On campus
On-campus options: Thousand Oaks, Oxnard
The need for skilled public policy and administration leaders has never been greater. Our Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) prepares you to become an effective leader who can navigate intricate systems, earn stakeholder support and achieve results.
Our program is a unique blend of MPA degree and MPP degree content, designed to develop your ability to create and manage public policy. You’ll develop a big-picture understanding of the issues that affect policymaking and acquire the skills to create solutions tailored to the unique needs of diverse communities and groups. See the MPPA curriculum.
“The knowledge and experience provided by the MPPA program increased my ability to understand and assimilate regulatory and policy changes within my industry, thus bringing more value to my clientele. The caliber of professors and the speakers introduced to us opened doors for me and strengthened my confidence in networking.”
The Cal Lutheran MPPA program sets up graduates for success in California and beyond. They have found new positions or earned promotions in the private sectors as public relations officers, college professors and insurance executives. In the public and non-profit sector, they are serving in public policy and public administration jobs such as:
Want to see the MPPA in action? Read about the experiences of three recent Cal Lutheran MPPA graduates who used their education to advance their careers in a variety of ways. You can browse more posts on The Public Sphere blog.
If you’re currently an undergraduate at Cal Lutheran, find out how you can take MPPA courses during your senior year.