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Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration

Department Information

Director: Walter F. Baber

Center Office: Social Science Public Affairs Bldg. (SS/PA), Room 228

Telephone: (562) 985‑4178

Faculty: Walter F. Baber, Edward Martin, William Moore, John W. Ostrowski, David C. Powell, Michelle A. Saint-Germain, Linda-Marie Sundstrom

Department Coordinator: Sheryl Caito

Distance Learning: Shawn Bauer

Telephone: (562) 985‑4179

Career Possibilities

Management Analyst • City Manager • Financial Analyst • Project Manager • Presidential Management Intern (PMI) • Non-Profit Management (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)

Introduction

The Center offers the Master of Public Administration degree; options in the degree program include Public Works Administration and Urban Affairs; and graduate certificate programs in Urban Executive Management, the Public Management Analyst, Employer‑Employee Relations and Personnel Management, Public Sector Financial Management, and Transportation Policy and Planning.

Admission applications are encouraged from persons with successful government service who wish to pursue, part‑time or full‑time. A detailed summary of requirements, current course offerings and procedures are contained in student handbooks available from the Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration and on its website at http://www.csulb.edu/~beachmpa.

The Center is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (NASPAA, 1120 G Street, NW, Suite 730, Washington, DC 20005, phone: 202-628-8965).