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Prospective Student News

The Public Administration Admissions Committee will begin to review completed applications as of October 1, 2018 for the Spring 2019 admissions cycle.  Applicants must submit all application materials by the November 1, 2018, deadline. After November 1st, only evaluators will be able to upload letters of reference. Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis until available seats are filled.
If you have been having issues with your online application, check out these application tips.  Graduate Studies at SF State provides support to applicants having  questions about and technical issues with CalState Apply.  See below for more information on their workshops.  See the Prospective Student Page for important information on the admission process and how to make an informed choice about graduate school.

Prospective Student Informational Sessions

Contact the Program at mpa@sfsu.edu with any questions.

  • Thursday, September 27, 5-6 pm, in person, at SF State's Downtown Campus at 835 Market Street, Room 677
  • Tuesday, October 2, 4:00—5:00pm, in personat SFSU Main Campus, Library 222, for SFSU Undergraduates

  • Tuesday, October 2, 5:15pm—6:15pm, in person at SFSU Main Campus, Library 222, for SFSU Employees

  • Tuesday, October 2, 7 – 8 pm, webinar; Find out how to join the online webinar

Struggling to Complete your CAL STATE APPLY Application? 
Attend a workshop to learn about application shortcuts, document scanning and upload support, and hands-on troubleshooting.   Graduate Studies offers workshops competitive applications and navigating  the CalState Apply system.  For more information about these workshops or other assistance with Cal State Apply, visit http://grad.sfsu.edu/ or email gradstdy@sfsu.edu.

Current Student News
Willie Brown Graduate Fellowship Informational Webinar (online only)
  • Wednesday, October 3, 5 - 6 pm
Dr. Shea will introduce this new 2-year public service fellowship, open only to SF State MPA Students. The first fellowships will begin in January 2019 and go through December 2021. Matriculated students in good standing who will have completed no more than 18 units toward their degree are eligible to apply. Email jshea@sfsu.edu for the Webinar link.

Fall 2018 Tentative Class Schedule

Fall 2018 Faculty Office Hours

Dates and Deadlines for Class Registration

Certificates News

MPA Administrative Office Hours

The MPA Office will have the following office closures:

  • T Sept 25:  The MPA Office will open at 3:00pm
  • W Sept 26:  The MPA Office will open at 12:00pm
  • F Sept 28:  The MPA Office will open at 3:00pm