Department of Public Policy and Administration

Department of Public Policy and Administration

Program Application

The application period for fall 2018 is October 1, 2017 - March 1, 2018. Priority deadline is December 1.

We do not have spring admissions.

photo of PPA studentsApplication Forms

PPA Application and Recommendation Forms 


On Line University Application

CSU Mentor graduate application 

International CSU Mentor graduate application

Supplemental Program Application

You can download the program application, or
go to our prospective students page so we can mail one to you.

We are usually available during business hours if you'd rather stop by, call, or email us. We are happy to talk to you about the application process.
Department of Public Policy and Administration
Sacramento State
6000 J Street, Tahoe Hall 3038
Sacramento, CA 95819-6081

International Applicants

International visa students submit the International CSU Mentor application.
Visit the International Admissions page of International Programs and Global Education for more information.

Download the MPPA Application

Applying to the graduate program in Public Policy and Administration requires two applications:
1) the supplemental program application and
2) the CSU on-line graduate application (or international on-line application).

Submit your application

You may now submit all supplemental documents electronically. This includes letter of recommendation requests. Go to the Office of Graduate Studies application information and procedures page for details.
See the document upload tutorial.
See the online letter or recommendation tutorial.

As always, you may email (, deliver in person, or mail any documents to the Department you would like included in your Supplemental Program Application, including letters of recommendation. 

Click for our mailing address.

Department of Public Policy and Administration
Sacramento State
6000 J Street, TAH 3038
Mailstop 6081
Sacramento, CA 95819

Visit the Department Office

The Public Policy and Administration office is located on the third floor of Tahoe Hall in room 3038.
Click here for directions to campus and a campus map.
Click here for visitor parking information.