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Office of Graduate Studies

Public Policy & Administration


MPPA Concentration: Collaborative Governance; Judicial Administration

Certificates: Collaborative Governance; Judicial Administration

The Capital Campus's graduate programs in Public Policy and Administration prepare future leaders to address the complex issues that face California. We serve the State and the region by developing leaders with strong analytical tools and a deep commitment to public service.

Admission as a classified graduate student in Public Policy and Administration requires:

  • the baccalaureate degree;
  • a GPA of 3.0 for all undergraduate coursework and in the last 60 units;
  • results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test;
  • completion of: STAT 1, ECON 1B, and GOVT 1 (or their equivalents at other colleges or universities as determined by the Department Chair);
  • a written statement of purpose from one to two pages in length (typewritten), addressing the applicant's purpose in pursuing the Master of Public Policy and Administration; and
  • three letters of recommendation from individuals with knowledge of the applicant's academic and professional potential.

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