Public Administration, Master | Online (optional) | California State University East Bay | Hayward, United States
12 months
15557 USD/year
15557 USD/year
8429 USD/year
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The Department of Public Administration offers a program of study leading to the degree of Master of Public Administration from California State University East Bay. Options are available in both professional and academic areas.


The Public Administration program at California State University East Bay is designed to assist full and part-time students in preparing for professional careers in positions of administrative leadership in public and quasi-public organizations, for teaching positions in the community colleges, and for advanced doctoral studies in public administration. The MPA Program is offered at the Hayward Hills campus.

Program Perspective

The Department focuses on expanding the meaning of public administration in government agencies and non-profit and community organizations. Overall, emphasis is placed upon developing in its graduates sensitivities to a wide variety of human, social, and organizational realities in order to assist public organizations in formulating and achieving their goals and striving toward responsible social change.

The program builds on several assumptions:

  • that many complex and far-reaching social problems require the stewardship of public agencies;
  • that the citizens are the central focus of everything public administration does or ought to be;
  • that public agencies should encourage democratic practices, personal education and growth, and the improvement in the quality of life within the public sector workplace;
  • that public agencies should nurture and support a critical awareness on the part of public administrators, leading to an ability to challenge and change administrative practice; and
  • that public administrators need to find creative and innovative ways to provide quality public services, especially in times of resource scarcity.
In sum, we believe the challenge of our changing post-industrial era is best met by humanizing public organizations, by strengthening their capacities for intelligent policy analysis and effective action on behalf of the public good, and by encouraging public administrators to embrace learning, creativity, and innovation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Administration Philosophy, Theory, and Practice
  • Research Methods in Public Administration
  • Human Organizations, Change, and Social Realities
  • Public Policy Process 
  • Issues in Public Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you were educated outside of the U.S., you must have earned a degree equivalent to a 4-year U.S. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An official determination of eligibility will be made during the application process.
  • English language proficiency
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV / Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15557 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15557 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15557 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15557 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8429 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8429 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Hayward

1370 - 2510 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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