Please select your MPA Program Textbooks:


2018 SESSION #2 (4/2/2018 - 6/24/2018)
Public Management Emphasis (12 week)

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Core and Elective Courses:

  1. PUB 504.41: Quantitative Methods in Public Administration
    Prof. E. Kulikov

    Please click here for textbook information

  2. PUB 508.41: Public Human Resource Management
    Prof. G. Ackerman

    Klingner, D.E, Nalbandian, J., and Llorens, J. (2010). Public Personnel Management: Contexts and Strategies (6th Edition). New York: Longman/Pearson. ISBN 0136026885.

  3. PUB 510.41 & PUB 510.42 : Public Budgeting
    Prof. R. Leung

    Required Textbook:
    Mikesell, J. L. (2018). Fiscal Administration (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning (ISBN-10: 1-305-95368-1 ISBN-13: 978-1-305-95368-0).

    Direct link to purchase, rent or download e-book:

    Schick, A. (2007). The federal budget: Politics, policy and process (3rd ed.). Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press (ISBN: 978-0-8157-7735-9).
    Note: Students have free access to this book via the CSUDH library at:

    APA. (2009). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5; Kindle edition available. A guide to the APA referencing style is also available as a PDF document at

  4. CJA 565.41: Issues in Police Administration and Ethics
    Prof. T. Byrne

    1) Caldero, M.A, & Crank, J.P. (2011). Police ethics: The corruption of the noble cause (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Anderson Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1437744552

    2) Gaines, L., & Worrall, J. L. (2012). Police administration (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.   ISBN: 978-1-4390-5639-4

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Textbooks listed below are for the MPA-Specialized Concentrations: Criminal Justice, Health Care, and Nonprofit Management (8 week)

2018 Summer 1 (5/7 - 7/1) 

Updated: 4/17/2018

  1. PUB 501.51: Public Management
    Dr. Hugo Asencio

    Hill, Carolyn J., and Lynn Jr., Laurence E. (2016). Public Management: Thinking and Acting in Three Dimensions (2nd). CQ Press. ISBN 9781483344324.

    Note: Do not buy the first edition, as it is completely different from the one adopted by Dr. Asencio.

  2. PUB 504.51/52: Quantitative Methods in Public Administration
    PRof. E. Kulikov

    Please click here for textbook information

  3. PUB 508.51: Public Human Resources Management
    Dr. Hugo Asencio

    Berman, Evan. M, Bowman, James S., West, Jonathan P., & Van Wart, Montgomery R. (2015). Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems (5th Ed.). SAGE. ISBN 97814833.

    Note: Do not buy earlier editions, as they are completely different from the one adopted by Dr. Asencio.

2018 Summer 2 (7/9 - 9/2)

  1. PUB 502.51: Administrative Theory and Behavior
    Prof. Z. Yang

    1) Shafritz, J. M., Ott, J. S., & Jang, Y. S. (2015). Classics of organization theory (8th ed.). Wadsworth (ISBN-13: 978-1285870274).

    2) Robbins, S. P. & Judge, T. (2016). Essentials of Organizational Behavior (13th ed.) Pearson (ISBN-13: 978-0133920819)

  2. PUB 506.51/52: Administration and Public Policy Analysis
    Prof. F. Prager


  3. PUB 510.51: Public Budgeting
    Prof. R. Sun



 * Textbooks are listed from the instructors and subject to change.

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