Welcome to Public Administration

Prospective Student News

Spring 2018 Admission Deadline is November 1, 2017 and the Fall 2018 deadline is April 1, 2018.  See the Prospective Student Page for important information on the admission process and how to make an informed choice about graudate school.

Current Student News

The MPA office will have the following office closures for Fall 2017:

  •  The MPA office will open on T Dec 12 at 12:00pm and close at 6pm.

  • The MPA office will open on TH Dec 14 at 3:00pm.

  • The MPA office will open on F Dec 15 at 2:00pm.


Fall 2017 Tentative Class Schedule
Fall 2017 Faculty Office Hours

Spring 2018 Tentative Class Schedule

Dates and Deadlines for Class Registration

Certificates News

  • The Department of Public Administration with SF State's College of Extended Learning is now offering two different Certificates of Completion in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. All courses are ten hours long, and will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., with an hour for lunch. 

2017 PACE Faculty Searches

Update:  Due to the large amount of applications received for this position, we are only reviewing applications received by the deadline.

San Francisco State University, School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement seeks applicants for three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in:

  • ​National security, racialization and state power beginning August 2018. Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Law and Society, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, or related field required.
  • Environmental politics and policy with a specialty in urban adaptation to climate change beginning August 2018. Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Environmental Studies, Urban Studies and Planning, or related field required. 
  • Criminal justice administration and advocacy beginning August 2018. Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Criminology, Public Administration, Public Policy or related field required. Salary commensurate with qualifications.