Join us for an info session!
Join our team of experts for an information session to gain insight into the application process, discover what it takes to succeed in the program, and chat with a financial aid representative.
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PDT
Location: Online via Zoom
RSVP for 7/29 MPA Info Session
We are working with partner sites to evaluate the safety of face-to-face classes. Until we can ensure a safe learning environment that complies with CDC health protocols, we will continue to deliver offsite courses via our convenient virtual platform.
Every off-campus cohort has a specialization within the MPA Public Sector Management and Leadership option. Please read specialization descriptions below.
Spring 2022 Cohorts (Application Open)
Fall 2021 Cohorts (Application Closed)
Spring 2021 Cohorts (Currently In Session)
- Glendale | Specialization in Program Management and Leadership
Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91205
- South El Monte (LADPSS) | Specialization in Program Management and Leadership
Ramada Inn, 1089 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte, CA 91733
Potential Future Cohorts
- Pasadena | Specialization in Program Management and Leadership
City of Pasadena, 100 North Garfield Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101
This specialization’s courses prepare both current and future public administrators to address the hiring, retention, promotion and engagement of employees within public-sector organizations by linking the best current practices in each of these areas to an organization’s strategic plan. Participants learn how to innovate and adapt in order to function effectively and proactively as HR professionals.
Program Analysis and Evaluation
The courses in this specialization introduce participants to the various methods of program analysis and evaluation used in the field of public administration and provide the skills needed both for improving existing evaluation systems and designing new systems that will provide the information needed in order to achieve organizational objectives.
Program Management and Leadership
The courses in this area facilitate the development of managerial effectiveness and leadership capabilities. Participants assess their own leadership strengths as well as their access to professional development opportunities. Students acquire knowledge, competencies, and skills appropriate to various models and methods of management and leadership.