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News and Announcements


  • For the Week of Monday, March 24—Friday, March 28 (Spring Break)  The MPA office will be open 12noon to 3:00pm.
  • SF Sate University will be closed on Monday, March 31 for Cesar Chavez Day.


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Current Student and General News

  • Current SFSU MPA students can request to have MPA Candidate Business cards created. Email mpa@sfsu.edu for more information


Admissions News


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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. 

Upcoming informational session for the Certificates of Completion in Nonprofit Management and Leadership in 2014:  

  • The following informational session will be held as an on-line webinar:
    Thursday, May 1, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
    The following informational sessions will be held at SF State's Downtown Campus
    at 835 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94103
    Thursday, May 15, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
    Friday, August 22, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
    Friday, August 29, 6:00 – 7:00 pm