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Student & Faculty Support Office: SBS D321
Phone: (310) 243-3444

Advising Office: SBS A319
Phone: (310) 243-3561
Fax: (310) 516-3664


Department of Public Administration & Public Policy Program Descriptions:

Undergraduate Degree:

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
  • Minor in Public Administration

Master Degree:

  • Master of Public Administration - Online

Bachelor of Science in Public Administration (B.S. Degree)
The Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration is designed to provide professional preparation for public sector managers. The degree program requires:

1. completion of core courses of public administration & public policy students;
2. a concentration;
3. two additional courses for breadth.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration is a single-field major, which means that students are not required to complete a minor for graduation.

Minor in Public Administration
A minor in Public Administration is designed to provide a basic foundation in public management. The minor is especially appropriate for students who major in the social and behavioral sciences. It is an attractive option to students with majors in fields that lead to public sector employment, such as recreation or health science.

In addition to full-time faculty, the department has part-time faculty who are practicing public managers in their areas of specialization. Several of the full-time faculty also have lengthy careers as public managers.

To complement the traditional classroom instruction, the department offers a number of activities that enhance the total educational experience of students, sponsoring speakers and professional symposia, and student clubs.

Master of Public Administration (MPA Degree)
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is designed to provide high quality professional education for people entering or working in public service professions. The MPA program prepares students for careers as professional managers of public sector or non-profit organizations, as well as for research, consulting and teaching careers. The MPA curriculum develops a theoretical foundation for the practice of effective public management in a wide range of public service functional areas at all levels of government.

Currently the MPA program provides online delivery of an accredited M.P.A. degree and programs.  The online instruction permits busy working professionals to continue their career while completing the program.  Students will complete all of your classes online while staying on your professional career track. You have full interaction with classmates and faculty online, no matter where you are. Experience CSUDH's innovative M.P.A. Online program, specifically designed for you to stay current and develop insights on current and practical topics.
The MPA program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), the professional association responsible for evaluating the quality of MPA degree programs.

To learn more about MPA Online Program, please click here

Public Administration Associations:
The Dominguez Hills Chapter of the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society (PAA): Pi Alpha Alpha is a national honor society that recognizes the academic accomplishments of outstanding students in the field of public administration. The Dominguez Hills chapter was chartered in 1981 and has a membership of more than 100 students and alumni.

Careers and Opportunities
To learn more about careers possibilities in Public Adminsitration, please click here.