Master of Public Administration

 To protect the health and safety of the entire campus community, CSUDH is delivering the Spring 2021 semester by virtual instruction. Staff will be working remotely and limiting communication to alternative methods through the end of the Spring 2021 semester. We remain available to assist you via email at or by phone at 310-243-3646.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and stay safe!

MPA students at the annual ASPA Student Professional Dinner, hosted on campus
Dr. Rui Sun and Dr. Hugo Asencio and MPA students welcome ASPA representatives to campus
MPA students are supported by exceptional facilities at the CSUDH library
MPA classes are delivered in the evenings to suit a professional working schedule
MPA students hone their presentation skills in a supportive environment

Welcome to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at CSU Dominguez Hills!

Accredited by NASPAA, the Global Standard in Public Service Education, the nationally ranked CSUDH MPA program offers high-quality curriculum and teaching by expert faculty. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Flexibility. We offer on-campus evening classes as well as online modalities.
  • Concentrations. Students can graduate with specializations in Criminal Justice Administration, Health Care Policy and Administration, Nonprofit Management, and Public Management.
  • Multi-disciplinary expertise and research. Our faculty conduct quality research in a variety of academic fields and professional backgrounds and teach the knowledge, skills and competencies required in demand in today's dynamic work environment: integration, teamwork, communications, and critical thinking.
  • Diversity. Our diverse faculty and students feel at home on a campus that welcomes those of all backgrounds and reflects the modern public and non-profit workplace.
  • Community. We aim to build learning communities – both on campus and virtual – and engage with local public and private organizations to serve our students and the residents of the South Bay, Southern California, and beyond.

Deciding whether to obtain an MPA degree and where to obtain it are important decisions. The information provided in the following pages will assist you in deciding if an MPA CSU Dominguez Hills degree is the right choice for you.

Earn your MPA degree on-campus or online while maintaining your career and personal life. You have full interaction with classmates and faculty in the classroom or online, no matter where you are.

Click here for information on the concentrations offered.