MPPA Program Application

Application Forms

Applying to the graduate program in Public Policy and Administration requires two applications:

  1. supplemental program application
  2. Cal State Apply graduate application

Submit Your Application

See the Office of Graduate Studies Graduate Admissions page for detailed instructions on submitting your Cal State Apply application. Call 916-278-6470 for technical assistance.

For your supplemental program application documents, you may email (, deliver in person, or mail any documents to the Department. This includes letters of recommendation. We will also accept electronic submission of documents online.

A note about letters of recommendation:
You have the option of using the University's online letter of recommendation system [tutorial]. If you use the online system, you do not need to use the Department's recommendation form. Call 916-278-6470 for technical assistance using the online system.

Click for our mailing address.

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

The application period for fall 2019 is October 1, 2018 - March 1, 2019. Priority deadline is December 1.

We do not have spring admissions.

Supplemental Program Application

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

Please 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, Mailstop 6081
Tahoe Hall, room 3038
Sacramento, CA 95819

International Applicants

International visa students submit the International Cal State Apply application.
Visit the International Admissions page of the Office of International Programs and Global Education for more information.

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.