Master of Public Policy and Administration

Shaping policy. Transforming lives.

The need for skilled leaders in public policy and administration has never been greater. Our ACBSP-accredited masters in public policy is a unique hybrid of MPA and MPP programs designed to develop the skill required to create and manage public policy.

You'll combine a big-picture understanding of the issues we face with techniques to create solutions and manage their implementation.

Quick Facts

Program Credits
  • 39 (13 courses)
Average Duration
  • 18-24 months
Flexibility
  • On-campus and online courses
  • Full-time or part-time course load
Course Availability
  • Year-round in four 11-week terms during evenings
Locations
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Oxnard
Program Costs

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Access to Public Leaders

You'll meet, interact and collaborate with influential California political figures, including:

  • State Senator Fran Pavley
  • State Assembly Member Jeff Gorell
  • State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • Former State Senator Tony Strickland
  • And many others!

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Faculty with Experience

The MPPA program is an interactive academic experience in classes that average fewer than 15 students.

You'll receive instruction and mentoring from faculty members with real-world expertise and accomplishments in the fields of labor relations, law, public policy, criminal justice, ethics, budgeting and finance, immigration policy, human resource management, health care, and more.

Meet our faculty

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Although I don’t have my degree yet, merely having the knowledge and experience provided by the program expanded my ability to perform my job functions more efficiently and increased my ability to understand and assimilate regulatory and policy changes within my industry, thus bringing more value to my clientele. The caliber of professors, and the speakers introduced to us, opened doors for me and strengthened my confidence in networking.

While I’m looking forward to receiving my master’s degree, it is bittersweet because I will certainly miss the inspiration and camaraderie of the coursework, students, and professors. I have an exciting new position as a Technical Marketing Engineer, which offers opportunities to expand my knowledge in my area of specialty: Stormwater Mitigation and Low Impact Development.

Maryjane Macleod '18
Technical Marketing Engineer, Torrent Resources

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