Master of Public Administration (Online)

About This Program


Three busness people at the desk in front of a laptop - MPA with Public Sector Management and Leadership option. CSUN is the 3rd largest provider of MPA degrees.Fully online programs that yield tangible results

The online MPA programs at CSUN, the nation's third-largest provider of MPA degrees, are taught by the same faculty and practitioners who teach these programs on campus, and feature the same distinctive blend of public sector theory and practical application.

The online programs are designed to be effective, user-friendly, and to yield results. Online program accreditation and evaluation standards, as well as on-time graduation rates and student-success rates on required licensing exams, are as high as those achieved in their face-to-face counterparts. Online MPA degrees are available in two majors/options:

Designed for the convenience of working adults, the programs feature:

  • Well-designed, effective online learning
    CSUN faculty and practitioners who teach in the MPA online programs receive individualized training and ongoing support to ensure instructional excellence.  Students, as well, benefit from beginning-to-end support from the Tseng College's professional distance-learning staff. 
  • A cohesive and supportive online learning community
    The program's cohort format encourages students to interact online and to develop strong professional relationships as they complete weekly assignments and proceed through the program as a group.
  • Work-friendly flexibility
    Students in the two-year program take two assigned courses per semester, but course meetings are asynchronous, enabling students to access classes and course materials on their own time.
  • Stackable curricula
    A number of integrated options allow to students to broaden their capabilities, while earning credits that may be applied to degree requirements, or to those of a linked graduate certificate.
  • Guaranteed enrollment and exceptional support services
    Students admitted to the program are guaranteed enrollment to all required courses. What is more, the complete and on-going support of a designated program manager, from application to graduation, frees them to focus on their studies and careers.