Master of Public Policy and Administration

Shaping policy. Transforming lives.

The need for skilled leaders in public policy and administration has never been greater. Our ACBSP-accredited masters in public policy is a unique hybrid of MPA and MPP programs designed to develop the skill required to create and manage public policy.

You'll combine a big-picture understanding of the issues we face with techniques to create solutions and manage their implementation.

Quick Facts

Program Credits
  • 39 (13 courses)
Average Duration
  • 18-24 months
Flexibility
  • On-campus and online courses
  • Full-time or part-time course load
Course Availability
  • Year-round in four 11-week terms during evenings
Locations
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Oxnard
Program Costs

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School of Management Coffee Chat

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 7:30 - 10:00 am

Join us for complimentary coffee and pastries, and the opportunity to get answers to your individual questions in an informal setting. Talk with faculty and admission counselors to learn more about the School of Management's programs. We’ll also give you a voucher to waive the application fee!


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Access to Public Leaders

You'll meet, interact and collaborate with influential California political figures, including:

  • State Senator Fran Pavley
  • State Assembly Member Jeff Gorell
  • State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin
  • Former State Senator Tony Strickland
  • And many others!

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Faculty with Experience

The MPPA program is an interactive academic experience in classes that average fewer than 15 students.

You'll receive instruction and mentoring from faculty members with real-world expertise and accomplishments in the fields of labor relations, law, public policy, criminal justice, ethics, budgeting and finance, immigration policy, human resource management, health care, and more.

Meet our faculty

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Cal Lutheran's presence in the Conejo Valley, western Los Angeles County, and Ventura County afforded me the opportunity to drill down on many local topics that I was currently working on, or affecting neighboring agencies. In addition, much like in my undergrad days the university’s small classes, and caring, hands-on professors are easily accessible and willing to meet one-on-one.

Kerry Kallman '12
City Manager, Hidden Hills

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