Every off-campus cohort has a specialization within the MPA Public Sector Management and Leadership option. Please read specialization descriptions below.

Fall 2020 Cohorts

  • Los Angeles (DMH) | Specialization in Program Management and Leadership
    550 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020
  • Los Angeles (LAUSD) | Specialization in Program Management and Leadership
    333 S. Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Spring 2020 Cohorts

  • South El Monte (LADPSS) | Specialization in Program Management and Leadership
    Ramada Inn, 1089 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte, CA 91733
  • Norwalk (LA County Registrar-Recorder's Office) | Specialization in Program Management and Leadership
    12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650
  • Alhambra (DPW) | Specialization in Program Management and Leadership
    900 S. Fremont Ave. Alhambra, CA 91803

Fall 2019 Cohorts

  • Los Angeles (Los Angeles Schools Police Department) | Specialization in Program Management and Leadership
    125 N. Beaudry Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Chino (City of Chino) | Specialization in Program Management and Leadership
    13201 Central Avenue, Chino, CA 91710
  • Santa Clarita (College of the Canyons) | Specialization in Program Management and Leadership
    26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Specializations

Human Resources

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.