Preparing Future Leaders in
Public Policy and Administration

Established in 1989, Sacramento State’s Department of Public Policy and Administration prepares professionals dedicated to public service. Our interdisciplinary programs are designed to equip graduates with conceptual, analytic, and problem-solving skills and experience necessary to deal with public sector policy and administrative issues, problems, and opportunities. We focus on California State and local levels of government.

Our Mission

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.


Programs and Certifications

The Master of Public Policy and Administration, our primary degree program, is designed to prepare graduate students for rewarding careers in California State and local government as well as other areas of public service.

We also offer a Master of Science in Urban Land Development which brings together the private and public aspects of real estate development and helps students develop skills related to land development in metropolitan areas.

Our Collaborative Governance Certificate is available to graduate students in the Department. This graduate certificate program trains students in the emerging field of collaborative policy making and negotiation. Additionally, we offer a Judicial Administration Certificate Program through the College of Continuing Education. This professional certificate program enhances the careers of those already employed in the field of court administration.

Contact Us

To learn more about our offerings and talk to someone in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, call us at (916) 278-6557 or email us at

Spring Hours

January 22 - May 18, 2018
Monday - Friday
8:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 5:00

Department Closed
March 19-23......Spring Break
March 30...........Cesar Chavez Day

Days of Note
January 22.....First Day Spring Instruction
May 11...........Last Day Spring Instruction
May 14-18......Finals Week
May 18-19......Commencement

Contact Us

Department of
Public Policy & Administration
Sacramento State
6000 J Street, mailstop 6081
Sacramento, CA 95819
Tahoe Hall, Room 3038