CSUN’s online Master of Public Administration Cohort for Executives provides mid- to upper-level public-sector managers and administrators with the knowledge and expertise essential for career advancement and success at the highest administrative levels of their organizations.
Created in partnership with the California State Association of Counties, this program enables public executives who have experience with any public agency -- municipal, county, state, or federal ─ to develop and apply advanced professional skills in administrative leadership and critical analysis in the public-sector context while meeting the demands of their current positions.
This two-year program is fully online, providing midcareer adults with significant flexibility for completing coursework at times and in places that fit their own weekly schedules. All CSUN online programs are crafted by the same distinguished faculty and leading practitioners as CSUN's on-campus programs and are held to the same high standards of academic excellence and student achievement. Every online program is taught by CSUN full- and part-time faculty, whose digital engagement with online students is qualitatively equivalent to their engagement with students on campus.
While students complete assignments on their own time within a structured schedule, they proceed through this program as a cohort with a limited number of participants, thereby developing a supportive network of fellow learners. The cohort design guarantees registration in all required courses and also typically results in on-time program completion rates of 90 percent or higher.
From application to graduation, students enjoy the one-on-one support of a designated program manager and a CSUN faculty member assigned to coordinate the efforts of all teaching in the program. This support frees busy professionals from navigating the University's administrative systems to focus on their studies.