The Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Pacific McGeorge School of Law prepares students to capably manage the public sector processes and effectively implement public policy decisions.
Graduates will be ready to advance their careers or start a career in management and leadership positions in a wide range of public-focused organizations including:
- Government agencies
- International/Multilateral organizations
- Non-profit organizations
- Non-governmental organizations
- Public Interest/Advocacy
As the only MPA program offered by an accredited law school in California, special attention is given to statutes, regulations, and strategic use of legal processes. The 36-unit core curriculum is built around student engagement in spirited policy discussions with faculty, while learning about innovative management approaches from experienced professionals. Students may also choose to pursue a concentration consisting of two or more courses (6 units) in addition to the 36-unit core curriculum.
- Foundations of public action based in statutes and regulations
- Importance of values for public action
- Competencies in strategic leadership and systemic change
- Analytical skills required for public management
- Analysis, design, and implementation of public policies
As a hybrid program, approximately 50% of course contact hours in the program will be online with the rest in-person on the Sacramento campus. The exact amount of online instruction for an individual course will vary between 25% and 100% according to the unique characteristics of the class. Please contact the Public Policy Programs department for questions or for more information.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and students can enroll in Fall or Spring semester.