Welcome to Public Administration

Current Student and General News

Fall 2015 Faculty Office Hours

Admissions News
Spring 2016 Admissions Deadline is November 1, 2015.   Fall 2016 Admission Deadline is April 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 attend to hand deliver them to the MPA office.

Upcoming MPA Informational Sessions

Face to Face: (all 5-6 pm at SF State's Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, SF, CA)

Wed, 1/20, Tues, 2/2 and Thurs, 3/3

Webinar (online):  Tues, 2/16, 4 – 5 pm Click here for information on how to join the webinar

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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.