Public Administration

California State University, Bakersfield

Master On Campus
12 months
10482 USD/year
10482 USD/year
8856 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Public Administration at California State University, Bakersfield will foster and enhance critical thinking, communication, management, a public service perspective, and engagement in the policy process among present and future managers in government, nonprofit, and health care organizations within the San Joaquin Valley. 


The critical skills learned from this curriculum will ensure that managers in the government, nonprofit, and health care sectors exercise governance in an inclusive and socially responsible manner.

Strategic Goals

  • The purpose of the Public Administration programs at California State University, Bakersfield is to prepare competent, ethical and effective public, nonprofit, and health care managers and leaders to advance the public service.
  • Consistent with, and in addition to, established university academic performance and student conduct standards for undergraduates, those admitted, retained, and awarded degrees must possess and demonstrate academic and professional integrity in all activities to inspire public confidence and trust in public service. Students and applicants who violate academic integrity or professional ethical standards of behavior will be subject to the academic integrity procedures of the university. Such actions are, of course, subject to university review and appeal.
  • Undergraduate students without experience in public service or administration are required to complete a service learning requirement.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Analytical Methods in Administration
  • Survey of Public Administration
  • Program Evaluation
  • The Public Policy-Making Process
  • Managed Health Care
  • Economic Issues in Health and Health Care
  • Management in Non-Profit Organizations
  • Fundamentals of Grant Writing
  • State, Local, and Intergovernmental Management
  • Administrative Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

Must supply all supporting documents

  • Affidavit of financial support
  • Original bank statement or bank letter showing require funds
  • Clear copy of passport showing full name and date of birth
  • Original transcripts with course-by-course analysis
  • Current professional resume
  • Letters of recommendation from former professors (varies by program)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5241 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    10482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5241 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4428 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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