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Department of Public Policy & Administration College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Updates Related to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Department of Public Policy and Administration is staffed remotely. The best time to reach the office is on Mondays and Thursdays between the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. All classes are being held in an hybrid format, but will return to in-person in the fall. 

The main office phone is (916) 278-4742. The office email is Faculty and staff are available through email and phone listed on the Meet Us page.

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About Public Policy & Administration

About The Department

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.

The PPA Department Catalog

Fall 2022 Admissions Cycle

The PPA Department welcomes applications for a Fall 2022 start in its MPPA degree program starting October 1, 2021.

If we receive your application material before December 1, 2021, you are eligible for an early admission decision. The final deadline to apply for a Fall 2022 start is March 1, 2022.

Please email the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) at with questions about Cal State Apply and the admission process. You may direct clarifying questions about our program specifics to

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Master of Public Policy & Administration
Downtown 304 S St., Office 227
Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Closed 12 – 1 p.m. for lunch

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Phone: (916) 278-4742

Meet Us