The MPA degree program is open to students planning careers in public organizations who have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Admission will be granted based upon the Admission Committee's overall assessment of the student's qualifications and academic/career potential, using the following criteria:
All applicants must submit an online Graduate Admission application declaring Public Administration as a degree objective, and transcripts, at CSU APPLY along with a non-refundable fee. For the "Statement of Purpose" and "References" sections on the application, applicants may put "submitted directly to the department."
In addition, applicants must also submit the above application materials (Statement of Purpose, 2 letters of reference and resume) directly to the Department of Public Affairs and Administration at the following address:
California State University East Bay
Department of Public Affairs and Administration
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, MI 4122
Hayward, CA 94542-3040
The Department cannot accept materials sent electronically. We prefer all documents be mailed to us but will accept faxed documents if necessary. The Department fax number is 510 885-3726.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR NAME ON EACH AND EVERY PAGE OF ALL DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT!
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT BOTH YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION TO THE UNIVERSITY AND THE ABOVE MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE DEPARTMENT MUST BE POSTMARKED OR RECEIVED BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINES.
Applicants will be notified of the Department's decision via email. Applicants will be required to confirm acceptance of admission by the deadline stated in the email or the offer may be withdrawn.