Program Information

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Explore Resources and Opportunities

Students pursuing a Master's in Public Administration have an abundance of resources available to them. From student associations to internships and job opportunities, here you will find everything you need to achieve your academic and professional goals.

Current MPA Students

MPA Student Association

By joining the MPA Student Association, you'll get better acquainted with the program and your fellow students. Some of the benefits include new student orientation, alumni meetings to discuss career advice, an excel workshop, and various opportunities to socialize.

Learn more about the MPA Student association

Internship Opportunities

The public administration internship will help you develop academically, professionally, and personally. It is designed to teach students how to apply what they've learned in the classroom to real-world situations, in addition to helping you refine your career plans.

View Internship Opportunities

MPA Program Objectives

The Goals and Objectives for the SJSU MPA program are found in the New Student Handbook, page 11 to 13

View the New Student Handbook

Additional Resources

Courses and Syllabi

Curious about what courses we offer? Take a look and discover what you'll learn as you pursue an MPA.


If you need to file a petition to extend or remove a grade, file for a leave of absence or other special circumstances, visit our forms page.

Final Project

It's important for MPA students to understand the policies surrounding the completion of their final projects, including its purpose and criteria.

Pi Alpha Alpha

Pi Alpha Alpha is the honor society for graduate education in public service. It recognizes excellence among graduate students in public administration, public affairs and public policy.

Job Opportunities

Federal Government Jobs

USAJobs.Gov is an excellent resource for MPA graduates who are looking to start their careers working for the federal government.

State Government Jobs is an ideal starting place to find work in the California State Government.

City of San José Jobs

If you want to continue to live and work in San José, regularly posts human resources jobs.

Santa Clara County Jobs is another good starting point for students who are looking for jobs close to where they currently live and study.

Visit Public Service Careers website

San José State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Public Administration Program is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. NASPAA has partnered with APPAM and ASPA in creating a new website, Public Service Careers.