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President Emeritus Don Gerth at our 25th Anniversary Celebration.

The Department of Public Policy and Administration is a separate unit within the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing on professional training for graduate students. We offer a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) as well as a Master’s of Science in Urban Land Development. Additionally, we offer a Certificate in Collaborative Governance for matriculated graduate students. We also participate in the Doctorate in Educational Leadership and the Judicial Administration Certificate Program.

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.

Fall Hours

August 26, 2015 - January 19, 2016
Monday - Friday
8:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 5:00

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


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Professor Ted Lascher, Chair
Office phone: 916-278-6557