Public Affairs and Administration
The Department of Public Affairs & Administration at California State University, East Bay offers two graduate programs: the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree and the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MS-HCA.)
NEW – Accepting applications for FALL 2017 ***10/1/16!***
- We'll be accepting applications for the on-campus MPA, on-campus MS-HCA, and ONLINE MS-HCA programs for Fall 2017.
Fall 2017 – Online MS-HCA Program, MPA (Hayward-based) and MS-HCA (Hayward-based) Program
· Deadline for all application materials and PRIORITY admission consideration is 2/15/17 by 5:00 pm.
- The online CSU Mentor application, all transcripts, two letters of recommendation, resume and statement of purpose must be submitted by this date for priority consideration.
· Deadline for all application materials and SPACE AVAILABLE admission consideration is 05/1/17 by 5:00 pm.
- The online CSU Mentor application, all transcripts, two letters of recommendation, resume and statement of purpose must be submitted by this date.
Admissions will be limited to 35 students for the Online MS-HCA program, 65 students for the MPA program, and 65 students for the MS-HCA program (Hayward-based).. Classes begin 09/21/17.
Public Administration is a rich and challenging multi-disciplinary field drawing from sociology, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, economics, and urban and organizational studies. The master's degree program provides students with a grounding in major philosophical and social science thinking about the nature of organizations; it helps students to build the intellectual and practical tools they will need to become effective organizational leaders in the public and non-profit sectors. The M.P.A. program is designed to increase the personal and professional effectiveness of people working in public, voluntary, and private organizations. The purpose of the program is to prepare individuals for leadership positions in various organizations with a sense of commitment to social purpose, the public interest, and effective public problem-solving.
The MS-HCA program seeks to develop professionals who understand how to manage non-profit, for-profit, and voluntary health care organizations in effective and innovative ways. The program focuses on the need for health care administrators to be continuous learners, critical thinkers, and ethical practitioners by recognizing the multiply-constructed nature of human, social, and organizational realities and the complex relationships between the system of health providers and the needs of the community.
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Department of Public Affairs and Administration
Meiklejohn Hall, 4122
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542-3040
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm