Public Administration

California State University Long Beach

3588 USD/year
3588 USD/year
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The Center offers the Master of Public Administration degree at California State University Long Beach; options in the degree program include Public Works Administration and Urban Affairs; and graduate certificate programs in Public Management Analyst, Employer-Employee Relations and Personnel Management, and Public Sector Financial Management.


This is a 39-unit Public Administration program at California State University Long Beach. A common grounding in the core areas of public policy and administration is required; beyond this, considerable freedom of choice enables students to select subjects which fit their particular backgrounds or career objectives.

Career Possibilities:

  • Management Analyst 
  • City Manager 
  • Financial Analyst 
  • Project Manager 
  • Presidential Management Intern (PMI) 
  • Non-Profit Management

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Foundations of Public Policy and Administration 
  •  Government Budgeting and Finance
  •  Public Sector Human Resources Management 
  •  Seminar in Organization Theory and Behavior 
  •  Policy Issue Analysis 
  •  Research Methods in Public Administration 

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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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Minimum 3.0 Undergraduate GPA
  •  Demonstrated competence in professional writing
  • Quality of professional experience as evaluated by Center faculty. This evaluation will be based on the applicant's current job description, resume, any other materials submitted by the applicant, and the length of professional service.
  • Other evidence of applicant's potential to undertake and successfully complete the MPA course of study: faculty may consider other evidence submitted by the applicant; for example, scores on optional standardized examinations such as the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or other recognized standardized examinations.

Tuition Fee

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    3588 USD/year
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