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

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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.

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Fall 2024 Admissions Cycle

The PPA Department welcomes applications for a Fall 2024 start in its MPPA degree program starting October 1, 2023.

If we receive your application material before December 1, 2023, you are eligible for an early admission decision. The final deadline to apply for a Fall 2022 start is March 1, 2024.

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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