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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at California State University, Fresno, provides a professional degree to individuals seeking to serve the public through the effective and ethical administration of public programs.  To accomplish this, the program faculty promote and teach the following core competencies: To lead and manage in public governance; to participate in and contribute to the public policy process; to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems, and make decisions; to articulate and apply a public service perspective; and to communicate and interact with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.

For more information, please read our information sheet or contact Dr. Kurt Cline at 559-278-2865 or send him an e-mail.

All students who want to apply for the Master of Public Administration must First Go to Cal State Apply Click

Program Related Materials (just click on the one you want)

Information sheet

MPA Handbook (version 5)

Program Application Form


Internship Information

Program internship form

University-agency agreement for experiential learning

Student release form

Internship learning plan agreement template


Off-Campus MPA Program

The MPA program offers an off-campus version of our degree program. Classes are held in Visalia, CA, on Fridays (evening) and Saturdays (morning and afternoons) every two weeks.  The 36-unit degree program can be completed in 29 months. The management and analytical skills you will learn are ideal for careers in government and non-profit agencies, as well as increasing your value as an employee in the private sector.  Please see the attached information packet or contact Dr. Kurt Cline (559-278-2865 /

Off-Campus Information Packet

University Links:

Division of Research and Graduate Studies at Fresno State

Graduate Admissions

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Fees and Expenses

Career Development Center

Graduate Net

Division of Continuing and Global Education

Professional Links:

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

American Society of Public Administration

 Library of Congress