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 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 www.csumentor

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

MPA Handbook (version 3)

Program Application Form

Internship Information

Table on Completion Rate for AY2010-2011

Job Placement Statistics AY2014-2015

 Off-Campus MPA Program (currently closed to enrollment)

We are currently recruiting for our next off-campus MPA program cohort. Classes are tentatively scheduled to begin August 21, 2015. The classes will be held in Visalia, CA. Attending classes on Friday  evenings and Saturdays every few weeks, you'll complete this 36-unit program in 29 months. The management and analytical skills you learn are ideal for careers in governmental and non-profit agencies, but also increase your value as an employee in many other job sectors.

Off-Campus Information Packet

University Links:

Division of Graduate Studies at Fresno State

Graduate Admissions

Financial Aid


Fees and Expenses

Career Development Center

Graduate Net


Professional Links:

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

American Society of Public Administration