PPA Admissions and Eligibility

Program Application

You can obtain the program application and letter of recommendation forms by downloading them, requesting they be mailed to you, or by visiting the Department of Public Policy and Administration office.

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Priority application period for fall 2016 is October 1 - December 1, 2015.
We continue to accept applications until March 1, 2016.

Information for future students from Graduate Studies.

Request Information and an Application

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PPA Application and Recommendation forms (in pdf)

On-line Application Request

Go here to request we mail you a hard copy program application for the PPA program.

Request By Mail or Phone

Email the department, call (916)278-6557, or write to us at:

Department of Public Policy and Administration
CSU Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6081

When requesting an application by email, phone, or mail, please remember to leave your name and address.

Visit the Department Office

The Public Policy and Administration office is located on the third floor of Tahoe Hall in room 3038. Directions to campus, parking information, and a campus map can be found at this link.

Other Things to Remember

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).

How to submit your program application

Supplemental program applications and supporting documents may be mailed, emailed, or faxed to:
Department of Public Policy and Administration
CSU Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6081
email: ppa-01@csus.edu
fax: (916) 278-6544

University Graduate Application

 Applicants must submit a CSU Graduate application on-line to The Office of Graduate Studies. Applicants must request that official transcripts be sent directly to Graduate Studies.


The priority application period is October 1 through December 1 for the following fall. We continue to accept applications on a space availabe basis through March 1. (These are application completion deadlines.)
There are no Spring admissions.

The application period begins October 1.

International Applicants

International visa students must submit the international on-line application. Go to Global Education Office of International Admissions

Admissions and Eligibility