Public Administration, Master | California State University, Bakersfield | Long Beach, United States
12 months
13684 USD/year
13684 USD/year
8932 USD/year
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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.
  • Undergraduate students without experience in public service or administration are required to complete a service learning requirement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university: official transcripts from all college/university work
    • Transcripts from a college/university outside of the U.S. will require a course-by­ course analysis
    • Affidavit of financial support
    • Insurance agreement form
    • A copy of the student’s passport
    • A statement of purpose
    • Current professional resume
    • 3 letters of recommendation from former professors

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13684 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13684 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8932 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8932 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Long Beach

1400 - 2000 USD /month
Living costs

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


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