Taxation, M.S. (offered in collaboration with COBAE)
Public Sector Management, B.A. (offered in collaboration with CAMC, COBAE and CS&BS)
With California's largest Master of Public Administration degree program, CSUN is nationally recognized for playing a major role in preparing professionals for careers in the field of public service. Many CSUN MPA graduates hold high-ranking positions in government organizations throughout California as well as in other parts of the United States.
CSUN's MPA is offered through the Tseng College in collaboration with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CS&BS), which enrolls the greatest number of the university's students. Working together, the two colleges share a commitment to preparing the next generation of leaders.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), state and local governments together are among the largest employers in the nation's economy. In spite of current budgetary challenges, overall job prospects in this sector are expected to remain favorable as a result of the increasing U.S. population and the assumption by state and local governments of responsibility for services previously provided by federal agencies.
While the MPA degree is generally required for advancement to senior levels of management in most state and local government organizations, CSUN – through the Tseng College – continues to develop a growing portfolio of advanced degree and certificate programs that prepare graduates and working professionals for successful careers in specific parts of the public sector.
A further advantage is that most of the public-sector certificate programs offered through the Tseng College are "stackable." This feature means that means that any credits earned in graduate-certificate programs that are linked to a CSUN master's degree program can be applied to that program should the student decide to pursue the graduate degree.
Also, for working professionals who have successfully completed two years of college and wish to attain the Bachelor of Arts degree in order to further their careers or continue their educations, the Tseng College – in collaboration with CSUN's Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication (CAMC), the College of Business and Economics (COBAE), and CS&BS – offers a multidisciplinary bachelor's degree-completion program in Public Sector Management.