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Public Administration, Master

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University rank #863 (BCR) , CA,
Housed in the School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement (PACE) in the College of Health & Social Sciences, the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program offers students the opportunity to earn their MPA by taking a mix of in-person and hybrid courses in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

About

Mission Statement

The mission of the SF State MPA Program is to enhance individual and organizational capacity to serve the public and nonprofit sectors through engaged and innovative teaching, research and service.

  • They teach effective public administration by enriching students with knowledge and skills to inspire innovation and motivate continuous improvement.
  • As faculty and students, we work to provide applied research and service to the community.
  • They instill an appreciation for public service values such as civic engagement, effectiveness, sustainability, inclusively, accountability, equity and social justice.

Accreditation

The Master of Public Administration is fully accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Performance Management and Planning
  • Economic Perspectives
  • Managing Human Capital
  • Program and Service Delivery
  • Resource Allocation and Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit an official transcript from every college or university attended directly to the Division of Graduate Studies at SF State.
  • Letter of Application to SF State MPA Program. 
  • Your current resume
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation. These should be from individuals who know the candidate well and can address their potential for succeeding in graduate school. The letters do not have to be from faculty members at an academic institution, they can be from supervisors or others familiar with the candidate's work.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39000 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39000 USD for the full programme and a duration of .
  • National

    23000 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23000 USD for the full programme and a duration of .
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

All students receiving financial aid are required to report other resources: scholarships, fellowships, stipends, Americorps, fee subsidies/waiver or other sources paying tuition. Report these other resources before your financial aid disburses. If these resources cause an overaward of federal or state financial aid, you may be required to repay funds to the government.

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