The public sector is "Where the action is!" Every issue that excites people's highest hopes and aspirations--or deepest fears and frustrations--is addressed first and foremost in the public sector. Problems concerning health care, unemployment, environmental quality, crime and safety, education, transportation, aging, housing, equal opportunity, and emergency preparedness compete for our attention and resources.
These problems demand answers--answers developed by men and women in public administration. The effectiveness with which public problems are addressed depends on the education and training received by public service professionals working in government and non-profit agencies.
CSU, Stanislaus offers an accredited program of 42 semester units in professional graduate level study leading to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. The MPA Program provides education and training of public administrators and policy analysts for leadership and management careers at the local, state, and national levels--with particular emphasis on government and non-profit organizations in California. The MPA Program covers management science and the political, ethical, and organizational challenges that will be encountered in the public sector of the 21st century.