--Completed Graduate Application -- DO NOT apply through CSU Mentor. You MUST download Regional Programs .PDF application and complete it by hand. Online applications are NOT available.
--One official transcript from all colleges attended
--$75 application fee
Complete Application Packets should be sent to the following address:
9001 Stockdale Hwy 30BDC
Bakersfield, California 93311
Attn: Raushel Salyards
--Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University
--Minimum GPA of 3.00 in all undergraduate course work
Note: If a student has less than the required GPA, conditional program admission can be considered with submission of two letters of recommendation (at least one academic) and other relevant material outlining professional qualifications and experience. Students admitted conditionally must successfully complete a contract of specified courses with a grade of B (3.0) or better in all courses to be fully classified into the program.
--Completion of the GWAR (Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement)
Acceptance into the MPA program is based on the student’s potential for academic and professional success. Students admitted to the program with a Conditionally Classified standing, advance to Classified standing as various benchmarks are attained.
Course Requirements (65 quarter units):
Introductory Core (20 units):
PPA 500 Survey of Public Administration (5)
PPA 501 Analytical Methods in Administration (5)
note: students should have familiarity with interval level statistics.
PPA 502 Program Evaluation (5)
PPA 503 The Public Policy-Making Process (5)
Central Core (25 units):
PPA 610 Public Human Resources Administration and Labor Relations (5)
PPA 611 Finance and Budgeting (5)
PPA 671 Graduate Seminar of Public Policy and Administration (5)
PPA 680 Public Management and Organizational Change (5)
PPA 691 Policy Analysis (5)
Culminating Experience (5 units):
PPA 698 Masters Paper (5)
Elective Courses (15 units):
PPA 550 Contract Management (5)
PPA 573 Emergency Management and Homeland Security (5)
PPA 520 Fundamentals of Grant Writing (5)
PPA 577 Selected Topics in Public Policy and Administration (5)
--Completion of all course requirements
--Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in all coursework in the Plan of Study of the MPA program
--Completion of PPA 698 Masters Paper with a grade of B or better.