Fall Deadline

Priority application period for fall is October 1 - December 1.
We continue to accept applications through March 1.

We only have fall admissions. Why?

Due to course sequencing and other practical considerations, we cannot admit students in the spring.

Feel free to contact us at ppa-01@csus.edu or 916-278-6557 with questions.

Information for Prospective Students

Prospective Student Listserv

Prospective students can stay in the loop by joining our Prospective Student Listserv. The messages we will send you include application deadlines, information and recruitment sessions, and Department social events (for networking!). You can sign yourself up and manage your own subscription.

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Request Information about Public Policy and Administration

Sacramento State entry signHave questions about our graduate program? Want us to  mail you a supplemental program application? Complete and submit the form below.

Go to the University's website for information about other degrees and programs. WE CAN ONLY PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEGREES WE OFFER, not others.

In addition to the program application, applicants will also need to submit a University application through CSU Mentor. Graduate Studies has additional information for graduate applicants.

Information Request

Do you want us to send you a supplemental program application?

Fill in your mailing address. Alternately, you can download and print an application.

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Check if you would like us to call you to answer your questions.

International Admissions

Applicants who are required to hold F-1 or J-1 Visas to study in the United States should visit the International Admissions office. University admission requirements for international students are rather complex and International Admissions will ensure that you have the most accurate and current information.

The Department requires that students whose native language is not English have a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of: 560 (paper based test), 220 (computer based test), or 83 (internet based test).


Please see the University Directory to contact other academic departments and programs.