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Public Administration Alumnus in the News

Tracey Helton Mitchell, M.P.A. alumnus, authors book titled, The Big Fix:  Hope After Heroin 

Admissions News

Spring 2017 Admission Deadline is November 1, 2016.  Applicants must complete the CSU Mentor online application by the deadline.   See the Admission Process for important information. Please snail mail your application materials.  Do not attempt to hand deliver them to the MPA office.
Master of Public Administration Program Prospective Student Information Sessions (all 5 – 6 pm, Downtown Campus, 6th floor, room 677):
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 **This session will be a online WEBINAR from 12noon-1pm.**  For information on how to join, click here.
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Current Student and General News

SFSU and the MPA office will be closed the week of Nov 21—25.  Classes will not meet and faculty will not have office hours.



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Certificates News

  • The Department of Public Administration with SF State's College of Extending 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.