Master of Public Administration

Apply by June 1st for Fall 2022!

The Master of Public Administration program is accepting applications for the Fall 2021 semester. Read more about how to apply here.

Make A Difference In Your Community

Stock photo of smiling womanAn MPA degree from Stan State will equip you to make the world a better place. Learn the skills, theories, and analytical tools that will prepare you for your future.


We Know the Central Valley

WorkplaceOur MPA Program offers you far more than a professional degree. It is tightly connected to the surrounding Northern San Joaquin Valley. The Central Valley is our laboratory for public administration theory and practice. An MPA degree from Stan State means you will be equipped to make a difference in your community; it means you will be given the tools to create positive social change in the Central Valley.


Program Highlights

  • Flexible program options for working students
  • Dedicated faculty who are experts in their fields
  • Powerful community of alumni who provide key internships, networks, and career opportunities
  • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

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Our Graduates at Work

image of Rosio Garcia

"My MPA, along with my Bachelor's in Criminal Justice, has helped me immensely in my role as a Probation Officer. As a public servant, officers are held to a higher standard and therefore must be able to hold themselves accountable and be able to justify the reasoning behind our actions if necessary. Acting in an ethical and responsible manner is a requirement of our job duties. Completing the MPA program and expanding my education has helped me to not only increase my knowledge, but to accomplish new goals."

Rosio Garcia, 2018 alum

Deputy Probation Officer
Stanislaus County Probation Department

Read more about our graduates here